Poetry Day: Booting Up

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(Anybody else relate to this one?)

My laptop wakes like a drunken snail.

I only need to check my email.

A shadow of its former speed.

Does it not know my urgent need?

I rarely add a program to its brain.

So I do not understand this drain.

The battery is nearly dead.

I hate that blinking light of red.

It is still scanning files for threats.

I don’t know why it frets.

My machine is too slow to catch a virus.

The thing crashes like a digital Icarus.

It has been an hour since I turned it on.

This paperweight won’t load until the dawn.

I think I will go out to play

And check my email another day.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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7 Responses to Poetry Day: Booting Up

  1. 🌌Proud Author Of The 🐣up-coming🐣 HECCTROSSIPY series says:

    HA! Love it.


  2. L. Marie says:

    Great poem! We have all been there!
    I can’t help thinking back to the dial-up days. I had AOL back then. It took four hours just to send a 200-page manuscript through the email.


  3. Loved the poem. Thanks, Charles.


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