Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Privacy Of A Dog



Today,

I was photographed and fingerprinted at the bank,
videotaped buying tampons at the grocery store,
and tracked by GPS through my iPhone.

I left emails floating like angels in the cloud.

I received recommendations from Amazon,
suggestions from Netflix,
and friends from Facebook.

I must be safe and somebody, now.

Eyes covered -
the privacy of a dog.

For The Mag

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, YES!!! Perfect one!!!

Berowne said...

Clever; well done.

Kay said...

excellent.....we are all somebody now!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I prefer to be as much of a nobody as possible.

Susan said...

Safe and Somebody? Either/or, not both. Not even.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

interesting!!!

grapeling said...

great title to a wry and yet deeply felt pen ~

Fireblossom said...

Bosco says he wants a credit card.

Carrie Van Horn said...

So true Mama Zen....this is brilliant!!!

Kathe W. said...

yes!!!! It was only 2 years ago that I got a cell phone- who wants to be so accessible and visible anyhow?
Excellent!

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I love the idea of hiding like a dog. As if when you can't see yourself, nobody else could either. Nicely written.

Helen said...

They're everywhere .....