Very Personal Computer

wind up doll whiteserpent

The huge box said “fragile” and not to use sharp implements to open
contents may be damaged
You unpacked me, rummaging in the bottom under all the bubble wrap
for my instructions
they were clear and in several languages, complete with illustrations
the parts were all there
and in no time, I was complete.
you programmed me to speak
                  but not too much
to laugh
                  but not too loudly
and downloaded the cleaning, cooking, and KamaSutra chips
(limited time offer, buy two and get the third one free)
You were proud of your creation and took pains to show me off
for a time but then
your interest waned
there were always others with newer better faster programming
incredible graphics
and I was left all alone
with a disturbing leak developing under one eye
until someone suggested


*artwork by stacey fish*


About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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2 Responses to Very Personal Computer

  1. Eilish Niamh says:

    I love the different perspective.

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