Life Without the Net

James Kindall is a writer on Long Island, in New York. Last week, Hurricane Irene caused a power outage and Kindall was cut off from the Internet. This is the poem he wrote.
~Eowyn

Oh No! My Internet is Down

by James Kindall
We lost it when Irene blew through
Wi-Fi, laptop, iPad, too
On my Kindle, no bars found
Oh lord, the Internet is down

My Facebook friends no longer poke
I cannot tweet a single joke
My iTunes offer not a sound
Now the Internet is down

I finally fix that yellow chair
Clean my office, wash my hair
Then I wander all around
Now the Internet is down

The library’s packed. And Starbucks, too
I need my fix. Can I sit here too?
Is Wi-Fi in another town?
Now the Internet is down

You know, this thing could change my life
That woman there? Seems she’s my wife
I wondered why she hung around
Now the Internet is down

I have a daughter! Son! It’s true!
A family. Job. Good grief, who knew?
I feel better. My mind is sound
Now the Internet is down

I’ll search the house and find a nook
To finally read that Hawking book
My thoughts are clear, my soul unbound
Now the Internet is down

I’ll study Zen. Take up guitar
I’ll search for wisdom near and far
To Internet’s death, I raise my cup
Wait. Never mind. It came back up

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josephbc69
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Good fun, but it could also be most of us!

lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie
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lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie

I’m commiserating with him. We had a power outage a few weeks ago that knocked out everything for about 8 hours. It made for a very long, quiet evening.