The Joy of a New Computer


There is a special joy that comes with a new computer:

There is the awe before its inner workings—

Metal parts of various denominations

Teased and fed by electric current,

Lights that flash, advanced and captured fire,

Bells ting and keys respond to touch.

A voice that can speak words, and

An eye that can watch me.    


Here, indeed, is a mark of civilization,

A tool hewn from the earth,

Made, a human image and likeness.





--April 30, 2013