No Response

Cold to my touch this morning.
I gently touch, but no response.
I frown and touch again. Tap.
Tap again, but no response.
I push the plug that channels life
Secure and on, but no response.
Press, hold, release.
Press, hold, release.
Press, hold, release.
Again and again, but no response.
Press, hold, release.
Conversations unfinished.
Press, hold, release.
Lessons yet unlearned.
Press, hold, release.
Stories still unsaid.
Press, hold, release.
Not now. Not now.
Press, hold, release.
Come on. Come on.
Press, hold, release.
No response.
One who brought me reading.
One who taught me solitude.
One who held my first book.
Teacher. Friend. 2012 – 2021.
Minakhi’s Kindle Paperwhite.