Computer Love?

POETRY FORMAT, 24 Dec 2018

Gary Corseri – TRANSCEND Media Service

“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”
–Voltaire

My computer knows me
better than I know me!
It knows my in’s and it knows my out’s.
Knows my subterfuges, knots and doubts.

It whirls me in its Quantum maze!
I’m on a leash—like a humanoid dog.
I expect it to show up when I’ve got to crap!
I expect it to clean up after I’m gone!

Everything I’ve felt or thought—it knows!
It’s got me linked to every other person/non-person
in the Great Big U.!
My future’s encoded for me!

I hardly know why I exist anymore….
“To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”?
“Captain of my Soul”—and all that bunk?

What can we ask when there are no more unknown unknowns?

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Dr. Gary Steven Corseri is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. He has published/posted poems, articles, fiction and dramas at Transcend Media Service and hundreds of publications and websites worldwide.  He has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library and his dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta.  He edited the “Manifestations” literary anthology.  He has published 2 novels and 2 poetry collections, has taught in US public schools and prisons and in US and Japanese universities. Contact: Gary_Corseri@comcast.net.

 

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