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
the trees are routed once & for all.
When the last tiger in the wild died
the tigers in the zoo just vanished
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