Poemdog

Dogs 2018

MARGINAL FUNCTIONABILITY
(11/11/18)


sometimes
our marvelous
inventions
are quite
beneficial

the
labor saving

entertainment
generating

miracles
that they were
intended
to be

other times
they are as good
as blocks
of stone

paperweights

in either
case
from the outside
the devices look
fairly much
the same

we have
no way
of knowing
when we flip
the switch
whether anything
will happen
or not

most times
we receive
the desired
results

every
so often
however

we are
disappointed

confused

angered

by their
lack
of response

we feel
duped

cheated

if our
technology
is no more
dependable
than people

we might
as well
just talk
to someone

deal
with lies
of the original
kind

with a switch
not as easily
controlled