Nomophobia- the fear of being without a cell-phone


“Cell phones are so convenient that they’re an inconvenience.”
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

The skies crashed down on me that day

The axis of my earth began to sway

The day I committed an error of omission

What an error it was-I had no premonition

Of the anxiety and grief I would go through

Not to mention profound guilt too- 

On forgetting to take my mobile phone

To work- I felt stranded, I felt alone

Unable to communicate with anyone

Anxious about missing texts in dozens

Afraid that I was needed urgently somewhere

To attend to a patient, and I was unaware

I remembered I had a pager with me

(With messages forwarded to my  phone automatically)

That solved one problem, e-mail was the next issue

I had to see patients, I could not sit glued

To a computer, so I found myself gravitating

Back to a computer innumerable times, hating

Myself for the compulsion to check e-mail

I tried counting, deep breathing, to no avail

I spent the day in a mental fog, I think

Not until I got home I allowed reality to sink

United with my phone, I realized that day

That I was addicted to my phone, to my dismay..

When I went over the events of the day, it was clear

I was inconvenienced, but my irrational fears

Were never realized, it was possible to function

At work without my phone, unlike my first assumption!








Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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