my final thoughts on technology:
(j/k, it's a poem about teleportation. final thoughts to come... after web 2.0)
this will eventually be a short story about the lengths that long distance lovers will go to in order to see one another, in this case, by volunteering to be a guinea pig for a teleportation device. purely hypothetically speaking, of course, heh. (i can't wait to be there, less than two weeks...)
each time, i would volunteer.
i would be the first to test it,
let the metal bite down around
i would drain seas and drink air,
open vortexes to new dimensions
in the same instant so that
my body can travel lightly.
these particles can distribute
themselves all over in an instant,
but i want the control.
i want to see two worlds at once.
risk is laid to cool rest
under my tongue.
i would empty my chest,
place my heart on the table
and let you watch it stop,
to show you what this means.
when my breath hits your face
and you smile. a sideglance
gleaming off of your cheek.
your index finger tracing
a circle around my spine.
these are why i'd risk dying everytime,
to open the latch,
let the smoke dissipate
and find you here.
this urgency has become a theme in all i do. i blame t.v. and it's focus on instant gratification (my kids wrote an essay about pro's/con's of TV).