22 November 2007

Uninstall And Reinstall Solution, an


It is an eerie reality – thunder rumbles too
distant to define as threatening, radio borne
warnings – bad storm cells gathering in the
West, heading our way, local skies go grey,
dimly release rain in random drops – as yet
no wind to speak of.

We watch a cell trace from placid blue to red
on PC screen, won’t reach us I foresee – too
small to make the pace. An omen to temerity –
power fails – returns as I speak. No thunderclap
precedes – no lightening flash.
Too precipitate to even plan for.

In despair I see PC boot cycle stall, try to reset
anti-virus and spyware shields, fail, skip on,
something’s very wrong. Storm cell red indents
PC warnings, blinks out monocular message,
it should be green. How in Hell did that happen?
Coincidence?

Three hours down remedial track –an uninstall
and reinstall solution perhaps, on line help desk
no earthly use, patience worn thin. Nowhere can
I find a single precedence. Start remote PC scan
to clear phantom gremlins – slow, so goddamn
slooooooooooooooooooooooow I go to sleep.

Awake, system clamours to reboot – twelve
hours since crash; hey, system’s green again!
Eerie reality – thunder rumbles too distant to
define as threatening, radio borne warnings –
storm cells gathering out West, skies grey...;
Jesus, here we go again...!
© 30 October 2007, I. D. Carswell