Wrong Voltage

These American plugs

don’t fit European sockets –

you need an adaptor to charge your phone or your electric razor.

And even then,

the current runs a bit hot

on the other side of the pond.


people are just like those razors and phones:

they try to adapt

but it’s rarely a perfect fit.

The current runs too hot

or too cold.

You can try all you want

but sooner or later

you’re looking at a burn out.

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Michael Wray

Hi, My name's Michael. I'm a writer/illustrator working as a primary ESL teacher in Istanbul. I love art, music, literature, and traveling.

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