A Commune of Castaways? (a #kyokaprose #haibun)

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

I can already hear Sting singing the refrain.

But what if this is the first of a hundred-million bottled messages? Perhaps the inter-connectivity social media platforms promised us has only further isolated us? Maybe we are all “castaways, looking for a home.”

Will I open the bottle? Or do I leave it in the sand?

phone vibration

the next notification

grabs my attention

Virtual company, yet

still the loneliness abides

for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt

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