He was a kid, always carried around by his mom
As he grew older, he learned to carry his little car around
Slowly, it was books and their size grew bigger
Each passing year
After years of lugging those big things around
It was time for something new
Then came the work laptop and the smart phone
Both of which never left his side day or night.
He would be disconnected
But yet always connected.
Message him and he’d respond under less than five
He didn’t realize the weight he was carrying around
The responsibility and expectations slowly increased
Till one day, the phone died.
There was nothing he could do.
No emails he could respond, no messages he could reply to
All he had was a phone that was on life support when connected to the charger
He spent five days without the phone
No need for constantly checking to see if his friends commented on their silly thread on facebook
Nor the need to check WhatsApp for texts by ones who love him
Right now all he carries with him
Are all his whims and fancies
He is not being tracked
He is free!
This post is inspired by: The Daily Prompt: Carry