Hey, quick footed runner of the Roman gods:
I am asking you
to please, please, pretty please
focus your attention over there,
somewhere else, away
from the capricious sprites
that gleefully manipulate
everything that happens
inside my CPU.
Do not cause them to freeze my display;
nor to thwart my cursor’s ability
to obey my wireless mouse;
nor to weaken the critter’s batteries;
nor to play douse the electron;
nor to play Tower of Babel;
in other words,
do not screw with the mysteries
and magic that happens
in the mist of electrons
that is my computer’s brain.
If you do this for me,
I sincerely promise to memorize
your slogan: “just fast is last.”

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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2 Responses to Incantation

  1. Matt Quinn says:

    Fun poem. Found you by searching for NaPoWriMo in twitter posts.

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