Sometimes I watch you
when after a long day at work
you log out and snap off the WiFi cable.
I try to grasp the meaning
behind the violence
of your gesture
as you faintly gather
the remains of the day.
[The system encountered an uncorrectable hardware error.]
You speak to me in radio silence
as you quietly undress in bed.
You’re letting the moonlight wash over you
and permeate your body,
the sea whistles an aubade in your throat,
your lungs are dilated
with the laughter of dead men;
[Your system ran into a problem and needs to restart.]
you’re inhaling the laughter
and letting it drop
with the sound of broken skulls.
Your face untranslateable
like an automaton,
you’re deliberately coding in the errors
into your system;
[This application failed to start, an important component .dll is missing. Reinstalling the application may fix the error.]
your body like an alien weapon turns on you,
your vitals are drained off blood.
Breathless under moonlight,
you’re shrinking the space you occupy;
like a ghost you’re shedding your skin,
snapping off one cable after another,
dissolving into the endlessness of life;
[The remote server is not responding.]
with the cold indifference of an app
you’re deleting your desires,
uninstalling your memories.
With lifeless eyes
you’re staring past the horizon now
at the blue skin of death;
[A problem has been detected and your system has been shut down to prevent damage.]
at the fag end of the day,
you’re logging out.
[Error 404. File Not Found]