Poet Marshall Soulful Jones explores the difficulties we have introduced into our society by injecting technology into our relationships.
People can claim sometimes thousands of “friends” on Facebook. But, how many of those people listed do you ever interact with in real life? How many would you want to interact with?
What about family? Has our technological interface options ever come between you and a loved one? Has anyone ever said to you, “Put the iPhone down and talk to me”? Or, “Don’t text me. Call. I want to hear your voice.”
Marshall Soulful Jones was part of Team Nuyorican 2011, 2nd place finishers at the National Poetry Slam in Boston. Here he performs “Touchscreen” at The Bowery Poetry Club, New York.