Of cables, umbilical chords, and slavery

cables
are the new
umbilical chord

when you go
wireless
you’re more
wired

it’s weird
the pull
of the invisible
wire, the tool
turned controller
the real,
or as they say,
virtual
Frankenstein

the umbilical chord
taught us
that metaphorical
trumps
the physical
the carnal
even …

for metaphorical
cannot be snapped,
cut into pieces,
burned into
charcoalic remains

physical is bounded
measurably so,
the carnal is overrated
terribly so

that’s why
when the chord
the same invisible,
wireless,
ever present chord,
pulls us
we obey

abandon the hitherto
indivisible moment,
we lived in, or
split it into two
one half promptly forgotten
as it fades away
like an uncared for vine;
the other
more slavish
is embraced

the gods,
who created it
knew it all along
had the audacity
to call it ethernet
ether — the omnipresent
matter-less

they say
donkeys need
to be tied up
just till
they get used
to the idea

then
they see a rope
where there is none
and do not step
beyond its imaginary
boundary

we
in the arrogance
of the ruler species
call them
dumb

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