New verse by Wellington writer Kate Camp.
Welcome to your new sky
It is impossible to build
an unhackable computer.
That’s why the US Navy
is equipping its ships with sextants
and teaching their crews
to navigate by the stars.
You can’t hack the stars.
All in all though and on balance
I am in favour of the world today.
Welcome to your new Sky
my appliances say
and they tell me I am running low
Nothing could be further from the truth!
I am a billionaire of memory
I am the one
But I appreciate their concern.
When I buy a new watch strap
the woman says
let me see the model
it’s a small Irony.
And she applies it to my wrist
like a bandage.
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