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