I dislike propaganda, popular culture, careless
communication, and television. I enjoy listening
to the radio. I am a committed introvert.
I hate telephones, where, as technology advances,
connections increasingly fail; where I have to respond
without using fingers.
I *like* Facebook, where communication is slant —
both private and public, sending ripples round my world.
I hate Christmas parties, where food, drink, and people
you barely know exude false cheer and banal chatter.
I love my own definition of ‘meaningful communication’
and anyone who will indulge me in hours upon hours of it.
While wolfing pizza, gulping lattes, or quaffing beer.
When requested, I freely contribute endless sessions
of advice, leaving myself entirely out of the equation.
Mostly, I prefer to converse with poems.