An ear-thirsty tick— infects the hips

An ear-thirsty tick— infects the hips
The once, proudly latched—
now, ails us with sick tips and blips

It weeps when we laugh
and laughs when we eat— 
Mobile epitaphs haunt the floors
and homes where we sleep

Brittle peopleweight paperweight— beckons
from afar as a wiseman’s black star—
Saves— but costs more than fate

Pavlov run— Pavlov go—
Flag us for fevers— nudge us for plans—
sail us for science than anchor the soul

We run— and we go— 
whether you whisper or wail—
for we wed an ill echo— of inner avail
  1. Why hospitals are stuck in the 90’s – Unlike a cellular network that sends a message from only one site at a time, a paging network sends the message over every transmitter in the network at exactly the same time; which is why pagers aren’t susceptible to signal loss as in smartphones
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