Sunday, May 22, 2011

MAC drives him nuts

Picture Credit: Walter Parada





















in the labyrinth of computer peripherals
he stays awake
chasing the sleep away
sleep wants to sizzle in him
deep into the inner nakedness of his soul
(what you see here is just a projection)
those tiny hairs on his body stand out
fully charged yet so sleepy
still he chases it all away
with single mindedness
those keys interest him more
the screen holds him in the throes
the reflection in the mirror sizzles for him
red silken sheets behind him tell us a sensual tale

"let us leave it on him to finish it for us
while he waves it at us as a red flag"

28 comments:

Sue said...

That computer can be so seductive...

=)

V. Furnas said...

I fell the same way about my laptop. I feel his pain.

Sean Vessey said...

Our devices seduce us away from life. The new red flag in relationships...


thank you for the glimpse of the worst. Hopefully his victory involved more than himself...

great wordsmithing.

Brian Miller said...

hehe...perhaps it is time to cut the computer off...smiles.

wurdz said...

them dam inner nets!i often get lost myself...miles to go before i sleep.nice!

jfb57 said...

Stunning writing!

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Computer addict that what we have all become, ask my girlfriend

Christine said...

I often lie there in bed, wanting to rekindle my hands to my keyboard, I must fight my thoughts and go to sleep.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

as a very surreal edge to it

Mama Zen said...

"(what you see here is just a projection)"

That is seriously cool.

Judie said...

That computer isn't called "Hal" by any chance, is it???

C Rose said...

I like the modern experience laced with the image in this piece, nice write! ~ Rose

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Captivating and intriguing. I really like mention of "red silken sheets." Ah, what a waste of seductive fabric.
xoRobyn

LeahJ.Lynn said...

great twist on words for the photo.never thought of computer.

ayala said...

Nicely done!

Mystic Margarita said...

Innovative and interesting take on the prompt. Very cool.

Jingle said...

a special way to look at the computers.
thanks for sharing.

:)

Karen S. said...

Beware of all living computers! Great writing! Good twist with the prompt as well!

mindlovemisery said...

Creative take on the prompt and wonderful topic! Beautiful =)

upinthecosmos said...

I know I'm truely stuck to my computer and iPhone, which is like my little mobile computer! That picture is great!

Steve Isaak said...

Timely, effective.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Just wow.

Alegria Imperial said...

A double image for me and a very compelling one! So the poet is drawn to the computer and the image and struggles to be released from both but fails. Terrific write!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That's so good. I can relate!

5thsister said...

I always enjoy my visits...your imagination is so vivid and your creativity is unparalleled. thank you for sharing your gift with us.

Bluebell Books said...

computer is of the most seductive thing, it hooks everyone.


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Bone said...

I'm amazed at what you came up with from that photo.

Jenny said...

Wow. Aren't you amazingly clever! Where in the world did this come from? Your imagination and visualization is just incredible! I'm impressed that this gem came from such a simple prompt.

Impressive.