Textured Wall

Robert W. Monk


Robert W. Monk is a Sydney based writer and poet. His work has been featured on the poetry webzine Ink Sweat & Tears, and the poetry blog Enclave. He is also the vocalist and lyricist with electronic music project Echo Rescue. He blogs at https://robertwmonk.wordpress.com

Different Lingo

Distant and awkward

Loose wire connection

Dial up for response

Flicker then leave


Cradle the handset

Nurture the output

Believe in networks

Link-up, link-down


Four walls surround us

Four walls protect us

Beams go through the roof

Fragment then sleep


Voices become merged

Faces are symbols

Different lingo

Different dreams


Five generations

Lived here before us

And five thousand more

Pick up the call