Cuffed Consciously 

Time wraps around my wrist with steps and other activity stats crouched nearby. I feel their stares. I hear their notifications. I watch their progress. They track my time, pulse, hydration, and efforts to escape exercise. I am about to fall asleep and rest assured my sleep will be monitored too. I have been cuffed.

Wednesday, November 3, 2016. I created this post last night. I took a quick photo of my activity tracker before I wrote this post. I used my mobile phone to create both.

Fishy Love—A Hearty Tale for Two

©2015 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.
©2015 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

When life’s blood flows
To capture tales reflected
A cupped love grows

©2015 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015. I created the image “Blue Fish Heart Patch” and wrote the haiku “Fishy Love: A Hearty Tale for Two” to celebrate dual anniversaries for my own mended heart—my open heart surgery and my marriage. I created the image with ArtRage 4.