Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Automated Reply

Achilles is unavailable. He left
An out-of-office automated thing--
Whatever you say, he says I just don’t care,
But only in absentia. Tonight
The river flows past many bleaching bones
And rusted soiled appliances. They shift,
Stirred by a lesser river god in storms,
Then settle down. Hector goes straight to voice.
For Helen you can click the icon Like.
Millions have done, and several more will see
Something of her at Carnival this year--
A ring, perhaps, a choker, or a mask.

1 comment:

karensomethingorother said...

oh no. Don't let the abbreviated texting, LOL-ing, touch-phone-centric minds of today get their grubby hands on the CLASSICS. Shudder.