What we talked about when we huddled ‘round fire
was closer to truth, to god and desire.
What we say to each other when connected by phone
e-mail, or blackberry, still leaves us feeling alone.
What we heard about when we sat around listening in caves
was news of real things that connected our ways.
What we hear nowadays is about red-carpet events
making sure we continue manufacturing consent.
© 2007 henry toromoreno