Brains melting on this sweltering afternoon.
Sniffing once, twice, fluid bits of binary operations
oozing from tips of fingers
tinkering with minute details of
impossible Computer 6 programs.
amalgams. anagrams. space jams.
To the beat of Michael Jordan,
whirring on the ceiling, on puerile fans.
that if I flunk this, man, I’ve gotta scram!
though it was fun blasting away
at 30 minutes a time, sautéing my brain
for a computer scan,
tying bits of ends of puzzles
too crazy to understand, comprehend,
the inevitability of it dawning on me,
had no other stand but to take it,
banking on my passing it;
so when the box is on, I am.
And when things flicker on the screen,
man… my brains scatter;
then I have to reach out with both hands,
fingers extended in a trance,
to capture that rapture
on my teacher’s stance
as he converses with the air molecules.
(composed 19th March 1997)
I dug this out today, made me smile at my funny attempts at “poetry”, and it also coincided with what I have been doing these past 2 days: learning how to navigate an LMS, a learning management system, which is a platform used by schools to facilitate online learning. Whew. I passed the training with perfect scores! Nope, doesn’t mean I got it all perfected, ha-ha-ha, but that I was able to survive the pressure of producing outputs at the end of the sessions, so that I’d be given a certificate saying I’m not totally ignorant ot it! 😀
Some words I used, defined; copied from different sites (thanks!)
scatterbrain = a person who is forgetful, disorganized, or unable to concentrate or think clearly
askance = to look at or think about someone or something with doubt, disapproval, or no trust
amalgam = a mixture of different elements (not necessarily of the chemical kind)
anagram = an anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once. For example, the word anagram itself can be rearranged into nag a ram, also the word binary into brainy and the word adobe into abode.
puerile = childishly foolish; immature or trivial