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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


by Robert Wooten

Just buy the new software
and then you'll be set,
a printer and keyboard
and then you'll be set,
a CD and disk drive
before you forget.
They no longer offer
it on a diskette.
Just install the new chips
and then you'll be set.
Pay with the credit card--
they rebate the debt.
Upgrade to new hardware.
You will not regret
the day that you bought it,
and then you'll be set.

There is a computer,
its name I forget.
It's said to be faster
but isn't here yet.
Just keep your eyes posted--
surf the Internet.
One day, it will get here,
and then you'll be set.

Robert Wooten’s most recent collection is a chapbook published by In His Steps Publishing, Famous Last Words, in 2007.  His poems have appeared in The Lyric, Poem, and Asheville Poetry Review and many other periodicals.  His poetry currently appears in Old Red Kimono, Poetic Matrix, and The Dirty Napkin.