tree hand 363h - November 19, 2015s

author’s note:

Yes, I used the word “lovely” to describe my computer…

But in my defense, I was using the computer to type this poem and wanted to keep it happy.



What if we lost
the extraordinary tools
of our technology
in a massive cyber-crash!–

would the end then be inevitable?–

would we destroy ourselves
in all the fearful fighting
over such common necessities
as bread…?

I say:
despite the madness
we might do more
than merely survive
because loss can also
bring gain–

in the middle of building something
using this lovely computer
my arms and hands
have said

then pulled me outside
to hold, to touch, to feel

until I rediscover what
I didn’t realize I had lost.

Building our towers may indeed be
as important as we believe

and yet, to stop
isn’t the end…


© 2015, Michael R. Patton
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