Archive for March, 2020

Internet: Webmaster

Mar 27 2020 Published by under Internet Poems

Webmaster, webmaster,
called upon in great distress,
when an error appears,
when it doesn’t work like it should,
and we won’t read the manual.

oh technical, oh technical
those things we don’t want
to spend our bandwidth on.
We’d rather have someone
at our disposal than grow,
and learn, and remember.
For who can be bothered?
(Yet you told us how,
and we are so stubborn.)

webmaster, webmaster
I’m sure it hurts when
we don’t know the basics
but you never tire of us.
the job is never done.
between us and spiders,
you watch the webmakers,
and care for every one.

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Internet: YouTube

Mar 20 2020 Published by under Internet Poems

We like to note that we upload 100 hours of video to YouTube
every minute of every hour of every day.
We’re a visual culture, we say,
as if we were the first culture clamoring for visual content.
We looked for a sign before video.

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Internet: Hacker

Mar 13 2020 Published by under Internet Poems

Lord, would you let yourself be called “hacker”?
Would you let me call you hacker if it helped me
to think of you as someone who is always tinkering
always refining, always making more
always doing for the sake of doing, the joy of it.
Did you hack the world into existence?

or are you already disappointed that I would
ascribe these qualities to people who steal and
purposefully seek the worst for people?
(Are you worried that I am extending this
ambiguity to you? Can you worry?)
Are you sad that I want to find the kernel
of good that lies in hacking?

or are you also looking for the good
in all of us, ferocious or fumbling,
redeeming all our titles, giving mercy
to prostitutes and thieves and robbers
and hackers?

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Internet: Facebook

Mar 06 2020 Published by under Internet Poems

Lord, Lord
I am tired of Facebook notifications.
I can block the incessant evil by closing the page
Or deleting my account.
But you have all your notifications on and never close the page.

You bear our incessant evil, as you have been doing all this time.

You must long for completion, for no more notification of evil or hurt or foolishness.

I know I do.

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