Margo Roby gives us a kickoff point for a narrative – mainly for Nanowrimoers, which I am not – once tried, never again. But as a coda she suggests poets can kick off from the word BODY, with several possible definitions. I chose to use A corpse or carcass, in a narrative poem about my techy trials and tribulations.
The story of my morning
This technincompoop has been trying
as hard as an old lady can .
but failing to fix a glitch,
software I shouldn’t have to do at all.
are thoroughly obedient morons,
monsters made of wires and transistors
and goodness knows what else
instead of human bodies we can talk to.
Hours of listening to Vivaldi
and pressing useless stars and hashes
got me nowhere, until in my rage
I turned the page
and converted this voiceless body
from “contact”, “help” and “support”
into a corpse or carcass.