01 September 2009

Doing Its Thing


problem reports and solutions
feature in this computer’s benign and
magnanimous management system

it tells me 660 problems
were experienced between 6/8/2007
and this morning

I am surprised – but it still works
doesn’t it? Nonetheless it goes
off busily to do its thing

not as if a physical presence
leaves the machine – that would
be too eerie even for me

but something weird is going on
making me feel uneasy
660 problems I didn’t know

it hadn’t even reached halfway
reporting 246 of 660
when I last dared look

but I might as well get on with
my day – it doesn’t need or
even care about me worrying
© 15 July 2009, I. D. Carswell