Disconnected

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I can't reach you

Submitted: July 16, 2017

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Rip the router out the fucking wall,

Smash the modem into a million pieces.

Off the grid is how I’m living,

When I’m disconnected from the outside.

 

I can see you through my window,

And I know exactly what you want.

Permanent poker face got you confused,

I promise I’m not always nonchalant.

 

I don’t know how to express myself,

The code inside my mind is fucked up.

I’ve been debugging it for hours,

Yet I’ve still barely made progress.

 

I can’t sleep at night, anymore,

Cause you keep banging at my window.

Hoping I’d let you come and explore

The deepest parts of my psyche.

 

I wanna let you in, but I hesitate.

I wanna connect with you so badly.

You could be infected with malware, though,

I’m not ready for that risk, sadly.

 

The firewalls not coming down,

Tell me, are you black or white hat?

Can you make a smile from this frown?

Or will you just make me shutdown?

 

I overheat when you try to get through,

And I get closer to a meltdown.

I keep pushing you further away,

Cause I wanna hide the real me.

 

I don’t want to be vulnerable,

Can’t open myself up like that.

Perfect opportunity to infect me,

Can’t let you take advantage like that.

 

I don’t wanna be vulnerable,

So I disconnect from the internet.

I throw up the firewalls to keep you out,

Hoping that you’ll just go away.

 

I rip the router out the fucking wall,

So there’s no way to connect to me.

Smash the modem into a million pieces,

Won’t find me, I’ll be off the grid.

 

I disconnect from the internet,

And throw the firewalls up.

Won’t find me, I’ll be off the grid,

When I disconnect from the outside world.

 

 

 


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