Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fortune Cookie Poems

Regret is Desire
sitting on the sideline
never attempted.

Every kindness
no matter how small
advances world peace.

The path of the butterfly
only seems random
if you’re not a butterfly.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Formatted for Mobile Devices

The smart phone
the iPad
the iPod
(the iGod?)

the laptop
bought from
the big box
crap shop

and Bluetooth
is not the
new truth

and last decade’s
is DOA

and unless your
is version 3
don’t talk to me.

Technology dictates
how we think
and create
and share
and sync

and I don’t want any scrapple
from the fanboys at Apple

and I’m kind of frugal
so I roll with Google

and in principle
I like things open source
but only when they work
of course,

still, all these
gidgets and gazmos
polluting the cosmos

obscure the reality
they don’t want us to see:
that we do not possess them
they possess us

we are their slaves
and in them
we all trust.

and if this thought
causes you to frown
power down

and repeat this

not once
nor twice
but rather, thrice

“I am not a mobile device.”

[NOTE: Submitted for Meeting The Bar at , May 10, 2012]