Why we walk with our heads
buried into our phones:

To escape the same-sameness
of this street corner,
or that street corner,
full of Starbucks, Costas
and Prets!

To escape the buy buy
of unaffordable items.
The knick knack shops,
dust collectors, fake presents,
nobody wants.

To escape the have have
the now now
the eat eat
the drink drink –
the never enough.

When we just want to be

(c) 2015 Sonja Henrici
(Admittedly written while walking from Soho to Kings Cross)

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