Poem 20150903

a conversation with my
phone
might start with
where am i?

and pleasant reassuring voice
comes back
with a slightly wrong address
and a map
where i almost am

no, i mean, where am i?
if you click on the map
you can zoom in
get latitude and longitude
still slightly off by maybe
20 feet
still not the answer i’m
looking for

wait wait wait

who am i?

i get all of the contact info
i entered into the phone
in one way or another
but no snarky remark about
it being an existential question
that she is ill-equipped to deal with
only that i have a name
and opted to have her call me
by another name