Ten minutes of silence, expectation,
anticipating before I noticed
the modem's troubled blinking lights.
Did you get my last message? Lost
before saying goodbye,
a glimpse of a future I fear.
The line is ok, the line is not;
green light blinking,
trying to connect, trying to reach across
aged copper wires rotting in the walls;
technology is failing me --
downloads jammed up for hours,
the webpage loads but does not play,
meanwhile, we hung tight
to this fragile con n ecti
ON. So, where
The distance between us rears
its ugly head.
** It bums me out whenever I have problems with the internet, because I depend on it so much to connect to friends with common interests. I had a hellish time trying to talk someone over instant messaging last weekend. And thus the idea for this one.
***Posted to dVerse Open Link Night #22. Better late than never. :)