(a Valentine’s poem for the apple of my eye)
You are the center of my cyber universe
You make me free.
Now I can work in the car, at dinner, on a boat in the lake, at the cybercafé with my virtual friends, or in bed with my wife
(that I don’t have because I don’t have time for that life)
But now I am free to take my work on my vacation
To talk to friends and friends and thousands of friends
(How exactly do I know all of them?)
Together we fought.
Yes we fought for this freedom in the digital revolution
I sport wounds of carpal tunnel and hazy vision
And atrophied muscles and burns from this fluorescent dimension.
I stand at attention for your beckon.
You save me so much time
Time I can use to spend with you!
I don’t care that you’re dead
Almost all of the time
Time means nothing
When we can stop, pause, rewind.
I don’t care
that you ring, or you beep, or you chime.
Let freedom ring.
You were my dream
And now my reality
In a virtual world
Where we can dream of escapes
We can make together.
You and I.