May 10, 2010

A blank page

I've been nudged out by a computer screen
And that's never blank, you know (unless it's on the fritz).
There's always a companion there, a blinking cursor, a mouse:
You can play with its tail
Make sparkling stardust with its tail
With the right app you can make full screen ripples
With this tale –
Or you could turn off all the glitz and, you know,
Write.

I've been nudged out by a computer screen
Where there's so much else to do (and easier too!).
There's always another window, a browser, a whole Internet:
You can update Facebook
Harvest Farmville, clear out a Warcraft dungeon
Build a house in Second Life and add
Another story –
Or you could go it the hard way, focus on this life, and
Write.

I've been nudged out by a computer screen
It's all about speed dating these days (and no regrets).
There's always someone sexier out there:
New e-mail backgrounds, fonts, blog templates
Fancy software for self-publishing
Tire of one type and turn over
A new page –
Whatever happened to leisurely seduction?
Won't you give me a second chance, and
Write?

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