Dogs 2013

BLACK MONDAY
(3/15/13)


I sit down
at my desk

turn on
the computer

and
am greeted
by a butt ugly
DOS type
apparition
and not
the usual
viewer friendly
Windows format

after reading

and rereading

the interpretation
of the cryptic
white on black
seems to be
that the hard
drive
is fucked

I had assumed
that the beginning
of week
would simply
be a struggle
to adjust
to the dreaded
spring forward
time magic
of the government

but no

time travel
is the least
of my worries

I strain
my limited
troubleshooting
resources
but am unable
to revive
the machine

I have
work
to do
and no
time
to waste

I switch
to a spare
setup
and begin
to recreate
my system
lost

I am
fortunately
cautious enough
to have backed up
the most important
of files and folders
to the server

but
as the day
goes by
every activity
is hampered
by missing links
bookmarks
and shortcuts
that were stored
on my erstwhile
profile

the hitch
in my get-along
hampers the ability
to efficiently
conduct business
throughout
the week

not to
mention
derailing my penchant
for any peripheral
personal
undertakings

now
it's Friday
and I feel
as if
I have survived
the worst
of it

if I can just
find a place
to save
these lines

I can
return
to my electronic
haunts