My phone is flickering out, it will be dead soon
so I've been trying to cloud my precious and hastily captured
photos of a life since April 2010
of foppish banditos
of lazy cats and apartments past
of fireworks on heat-fogged nights
of yard sales
the first time I saw a "camera phone"
as they were called
it was 2002
and I said to its owner
"why have a camera on a phone
you're making up reasons to use it because it exists"
(were you also once 17?)
lookit us existing
every last day of our lives