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Microchip Madness

Technology is changing day by day, 
the benefits? enormous, one might say,
is miniaturization a price too high to pay?
not necessarily the smart and prudent way.
Gemstones aren't what they're purported to be,
take that cuff link, a microprocessor,
what used to take acres and acres of space
now resides on the top of his dresser.

Tie clips and navel rings, earrings with studs
contain microchips too small to see,
snapshots are routed to secret computers,
surveillance directed at you and at me. 
As fate would have it, I have diminished,
a 6 footer, now 2ft 4inches,
soon I'll be able to date a REAL bird
and cavort with the crows and the finches.

It must be my penance, I spoke out of turn
and maligned the creator, the hedonist, 
who pleasures the masses with tablets and iPods,
and removed me from his Merry Christmas list.
Small is as small does so I gravitate, 
and follow these micro-bit players,
I am so tiny, I'm so hard to see
as black widows become midget-slayers. 

Consigned to my basement I look for a way
to escape my arachnoid aggressors,
I squeeze through a slit in the mesh at my window
and plead, as with all good confessors.
Out in my garden I stare at the stars,
just a speck in the breadth of the universe,
I fall on my knees and I pray to the Lord,
could my destiny alter, and spin in reverse.

Copyright © Keith Bickerstaffe

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 11:42:00 PM
    I remember way back when my mother told me there would be phones where you could see each other talking ;} I like this Keith ;}

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 8:02:00 AM
    You imagine yourself to shrink but you loom large in poetry and this is a great example. I'm liking this free verse Keith and trying it myself thanks to you. Quite a story you have going here. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 9:31:00 AM
    You are not the only one wishing to go back keith.. Well scribed here.)

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 4:45:00 PM
    Hi Keith, great write! this crazy world is changing very fast i have to ask my children how to use certain

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 12:12:00 AM
    Gosh, this could fit into that insanity contest!! Very interesting one from you. It's a mad mad world!

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Hi Kieth brilliant write on something that may worry many, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:29:00 AM
    a crisp wail for a back-to-humane existence all wrapped in some kind of delightful enjambment, keith!... i like the turn in the end; tender!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Wery good and I like it a lot Keith. - Thank you. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Dear Keith - I love the bouncing from tiny to huge. Specks indeed. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 3:33:00 PM
    great write Keith,love the mini journey,lol

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Cute..Got a chuckle..Amazing that one might be viewed and taped through a cuff link..Sara

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 12:03:00 PM
    another great write Keith! I have writers block at the moment! it sucks lol

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Excellent similes Keith - you incorporate a nice tough of levity into a heavy subject; the matter of recognizing the size of one's Soul - thanks for the wise work - J.A.B.

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 11:38:00 PM
    It's gettin kinda scary hey? It makes me feel like we are all being watched...~OvO~... Nice write Keith.