The fireworks we’d come to see
Exploded in the sky — a spree;
But scan the crowd and give a frown:
Never miss a local story.
They’re hardly looking up, but down!
The reason hints at scene askew:
A thousand tiny screens of blue,
As every camera-phone aglow
Is taking pictures of the show.
The “ooohs!” and “aaahs!” the show supplied
Are lost on those preoccupied
With capturing on video —
They got the shot, but missed the show.
Don Munday, firstname.lastname@example.org