NaPoWriMo Day 4: Power Strip

So today’s prompt was to use concrete images to express an abstract. Guesses as to what abstract is being described?

Power Strip

Not an aggressive burlesque,
but six electrical sockets
chorus lined in a white plastic case
nest of knotted tails snaking from and

to their plugs, Gordian tangles,
lifelines curling over dust of desk,
energy-sucking leeches.
Phone, tablet, laptop, Fitbit

No clocks here.
Time itself subsumed by all
devices and desires
of our own hearts.

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