15 February 2009

No Way Of Going Back (rev)

nobodys fool
It was my life in fast review,
initially at double speed until
I learned which functions
scrolled the images on screen.

I could pause, freeze frame advance,
endlessly replay and alter sound
although this piece would not allow
fast forward beyond the here and now.

But I could live with that – for hours
I was enthused then bored I pressed
the little square assuming I could watch
another life with more to share.

At best I had expected what ensues on
channel change. I regret the manual
even says – when you press the stop in
Life there is no way of going back.
© 2006, I.D. Carswell