Modern society and the busy people who inhabit it


Setting: a hipster coffee shop

where twenty-somethings


Nadine: Wait just a second, I’ve gotta get a picture…

Charlie: For Instagram… yeah, we all know.

Nadine: Gotta give the people what they want Char—

Charlie: [cuts her off] nobody cares about your damn latte!

The barista stares blankly

 at the ridiculous scene

unfolding before her jaded eyes


Nadine: The 100+ likes that I’ll get would beg to differ, dear.



[Nadine exits the stage hurriedly,

leaving behind

the barely sipped latte.]



Charlie sits in his disbelief,

 still sipping his $6 coffee

sweetened with ignorance

Charlie: They don’t get it. We sit around letting technology run our lives. Ruining genuine moments.

Charlie pulls out his phone

and opens up Facebook

clueless to the irony of the situation

Charlie: [begins typing status] “So irritated. Real conversation is dead after all.” Posted.

[continues to scroll blindly through his newsfeed, Barista approaches].

Barista: [coughs to get Charlie’s attention].

Charlie: I’m a little busy here, can’t you see that?



About kscoughlin2013

I'm a full time college student studying English Literature and Secondary Education, a part time dreamer, and occasionally I write a decent poem or take an okay picture.
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