[lit-ideas] Sunday Twofer

  • From: David Ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:52:43 -0700

when you google "wallop" you find that its an ap
currently wallop has three products: "cool cards, glittering killer bazooka 
banana monkeys filled of orange marmalade 2.0, and party on!"
they support social networking platforms
i remember anti-social platforms
high diving boards 
they took you far from the networking crowd
you'd climb
up and up until you could no longer believe 
then you'd walk to the end
look over  
at the crystal palace pool so far below 
i have no faith
this is madness
i cannot jump from here
and then big brother's head appears
he's followed you up
it's easy
which puts you in an awkward spot
in networking terms
you may decide the best option is suicide
take a running jump
count the long moments before you hit the water with 
a wallop
cheer your own survival 

it's not the great depression
it's still a second rate recession
my colleague just was fired 
how to know if you yourself are in the soup
check for bits and bobs of 
good stuff
just floating away

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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