Even if the macabre is not your cup of tea, this will resonate with you if you have ever spent so much as one minute on hold or time waiting in excess of one second for anything to load on your computer, be it software or Internet.
There is a skeleton in my office chair.
To its left hand, a vente latte,
To its right, a modem and mouse.
The skeleton sits. Its blank eyes stare.
What it would utter, no one can say.
With what’s on the screen, it’d likely grouse.
A blue whirligig spins aimlessly,
Chasing its tail, but searching for…what?
The moden blinks the wink of mischief.
A smart phone rings, its tone all tinny.
The face reads “Customer Service Bot”.
Did the skeleton just say, “As if!”?
A spider crawls where there once was hair,
Spinning an epitaph just to say:
“Died waiting for signal in the house”
I hope you got a kick out of this one. It was time for some lightheartedness. What epitaph would you write for your computer?
(c) Red Dwyer 2012
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