The Information Superhighway

 

is a sewer pipe from America
it’s staying home forever
and falling in love with a computer.

It’s the story of Hardware Man & Software Girl
setting off together on a kitchen adventure.

It’s staying home forever:
push a button & a remote controlled custard pie
flies in the video compere’s eyes.
“Interactive” is when you get to spit back.

My house is a city state.
Outdoors there’s a weird fog
I don’t want to go out in.
Forests are flattened to fuel
computer factories,
the trees are routed once & for all.

When the last tiger in the wild died
the tigers in the zoo just vanished

Hi Tech

Processors hum and hard drives whirr

o clever word processor superscripting

a th without even asking. Technology

brings life’s finer things like an internet-

connected fridge or an afternoon at the airport

messing about with the mobile office’s

plug-in accessories, linking a camera-phone

to the wireless connection to upload photos

and a story to a site on the world wide web.

Killing time passes beautifully, doing my best

messing with peripherals and accessories,

thankful for the constant distraction.

Searching through emails

I discover how much I love you.

S. K. KELEN

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