Will Not Get With the Times by Bogdan Dragos

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The side blurry profile of a bare chested man covering his ears with the palms of his hands
Image Source: Snappa

he just wanted to write

Very old-school character

Used pencils and paper

But the city

wouldn’t let him. The city outside

his four walls stood like

a sea of noise

against his dreams

“Listen,” his wife said, “these days

they don’t even accept snail mail

submissions. You have to get

with the times. It’s done digitally,

by e-mail today. Can you understand

this? Are you listening?”

“Listening?” he snapped. “Oh, I am

listening, dear. I sure am.

Even when my ears are covered

and plugged. I am still

listening. Because there is no

fucking way to

evade the noise! No crevice in

this place is silent anymore. It’s

hell! Hell is the city,

hell is the noise, the screaming,

the crying, the gnashing of teeth.”

She got out of the room,

knowing that any further persuasion

would be futile,

and returned to the living room

couch where…

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9 thoughts on “Will Not Get With the Times by Bogdan Dragos

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    1. Thanks! (˶′◡‵˶)
      That’s how the lives of so many creative types are. Not as exaggerated as in the poem, but close :))
      I guess it stands in their stubbornness to get out of their world once in a while… But also, sometimes this stubbornness is actually quite beautiful. Definitely has some charm in it (and that’s how some people fall in love with artists, even when said artists are downright abusive in a relationship).
      ¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

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    1. Haha, there are those writers who instead of holding the reader by the hand and carrying them through the journey, they grab ’em by the hair and push their head under the agitated waters with no warning.
      I like to believe I’ve learned something from them…
      ✧٩(・ิᴗ・ิ๑)۶

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