Flash Screen

Internet connection
Flash screen of the 56kbp
Such tragedy not detected
I love you to; go the fingers
Stomach rumbling – in goes the rice
Flash, flash, flash the chat
What’s wrong now?
Heart pumps to broadband wires
Eyes fixated on screen
A month’s old news
More rice to the swallowing pit
Sorry, stop, no, sorry, stop… what
Energy ebbing away
A quiescent seated statue
Damaged path to new life
Flash screen of the broken words
Flash, flash, flash, knife to the throat

B. L. Crisp