Hanging In

HANGING IN
by Scott Lew 4/20/09

It’s about staying alive
I guess
Tapping out letters
 on a key pad
 with this infra-red
 dot
 on my forehead
My thin teather
 to our shared
Experience
  dot dash dash
  dash dash dash
  dot dash dash
Wow
I’m broadcasting
Brainwaves
 crackling

My message
 try to find
 the bright side
 that reason why
 any excuse
  to smile

It’s about hanging on
 with type
 for fun
 dots and dashes
 into the Void
Taking pleasure
  in creation
  and some lucky times
  the dots and dashes
   that echo back

It’s about communication
 dash dot dot
 dot dot
 dash dash dot
Dig?
You and me
 being Us
Echoes
 to and fro
 across wires
 light beams
 ourselves
 into the Void
 whap-dashing and
 tap-dotting
 across the Universe
Together 

Connected

It’s about why survive
I guess
 our plot
 to enjoy
 the View
 this Perception
 five senses
 and that extra-sense
Being
Alive
 fighting back
 against
 the inevitable 

Death is no more
 dots and dashes
 no more
Us
Just those echoes
 might survive
Brainwaves
 fading fast and forever
 into the Void

dot dot
I
dot dash dash
dot dash
dot dot dot
Was
Here
 and gone

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