15 February 2009

Still Be The Same

still the same
if you’d said a week or more before
we’d have it back – maybe
just a day here or there
I’d still be thus resigned
I always take the tragic view

those years in the Military
put paid to essential naivety
about the equipment
– if it was broken
you lived or died without it

it is a motherboard failure,
that is to say – nothing too serious!

okay – an end in sight
at least a progression defined
in PC-less wrenching uneasiness
between now
and when normality returns...

amongst other things
there’ll be new memory boards
and a new case to fit it in – while
it will look different, essentially

it will still be the same
© 1 October 2008, I. D. Carswell