Software, Married, Crashing


Software, spouse of hardware,

Lives upon my devices,



Its binary self flits here and there,

Darting and zipping

According to laws of quantum physics.


Playing upon the hardware’s fixed architecture,

Flitting here and there,

Ones and zeroes

Telling the hardware yes or no:

Now, yes; now, no.


Dear hardware,

Trap this argument,

Let this other one pass.

Stop.  Resume.  Continue. 

If this, then OK;

If this other one, delete, return, and resume.


Living upon the hardware of my devices,

Software and hardware,


Must be in accord.

If not, then there is a crash.


--December 8, 2013