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July 17th, 2007
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Written for a recent ex-customer
It's not often you get a support call requesting that the user's account be canceled due to, shall we say, wetware failure. But it happens ...




no carrier*

A modem now holds steady at 0 baud,
in summer winds rustling like line noise.
Dust settles on a faded keyboard, poised
askew, a forgotten idol's grey facade.
No monitor sleep light awaits the caress
of mouse, or space bar's careless press.
Spam stacks up, joining griefs and joys
of e-mails past, bookmarks well-trod --
we cannot find a forwarding address.
And somewhere, in an airy corner blessed
with bright wiring, built-in firewalls
(and no need to share the line with voice),
as bandwidth hymns soar in those shining halls,
she checks her websites at the knee of God.

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* In the finest traditions of modern poetry, the scansion is ragged; proper sonnet metre is so 20th century.

Current Location: ~yuba
Current Mood: thoughtfulquiet
Current Music: DJ Liljo, "Holy Devotion" mix
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From:r_caton
Date:July 18th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
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I like it. it evokes very distinct images (almost like the the little toy soldier red with rust whose musket molds in his hands).
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From:sashajwolf
Date:July 18th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
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That's lovely.
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From:elynne
Date:July 18th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for sharing this.
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From:kuangning
Date:July 20th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday. :)
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From:baxil
Date:July 20th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
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Thank you! A big one this year.
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From:mortonfox
Date:July 20th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday!
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From:baxil
Date:July 20th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
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Many thanks!
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From:yoje
Date:July 20th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday to the dragon whose birthday is on my birthday's eve. ^_^
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From:baxil
Date:July 20th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC)
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Thank you, and many happy returns to you also! July is a good time for birthdays ...
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