iphone image by Salvatore Vuono via freedigitalphoto.net
Are you as annoyed as me to hear the "breaking news" on cell phones?
Does it feel as if they're taunting from upon their knowledge thrones?
I too was bothered by the seeming lack of new information
and the reality that technology was enduring degradation...
until one day I found the list of knowledge I desired.
The following is a summary of what, henceforth, transpired.
I was eager to learn what other items were equally polluting,
but as I read the list, few of the words were computing.
I decided to google one from each letter group
and avoid those cancer causers like strange looking goop.
Acetaldehyde proved there's be something to dread.
I read that it occurs naturally in coffee, fruit and bread.
That sounds much harder to avoid than use of cell phones.
Plus, I bet its remnants lie within many more bones.
Bracken ferns was the next "word" that attracted my eye.
I doubted it was something that I'd given a try,
but lo and behold it's a fairly ordinary plant!
If I had one in my house I'd be writing a rant.
C is for cell phones which now sound much less scary.
(Thank goodness, 'cuz I'm addicted the one that I carry.)
Learning what Dacarbazine was made me laugh a bit,
but it also makes me want to call someone a twit.
A Chemo drug that could cause the very thing it cures?!?!
Would you prescribe it to any ill friend of yours?
As I reached the E's I knew that my search was futile.
Seeing "engine exhaust - gasoline" on the list just felt brutal.
A world without cell phones, cars, bread, fruit or coffee???
Sorry, but that is not a world I'm dying to see.
I'll try to avoid silly obvious causes like smoking
and wear a mask when around fumes that cause choking.
Basically, it'll have to be more risky than this
to interfere with my desire for maximum bliss.
You can choose a life much more cautious if you want,
but my desire for cell phones, bread, fruit and coffee I will flaunt!
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