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by Chris Sorrenti

Every page a struggle
of sorts and spacing
finished in electronic salutation
each digital portrait worth the effort of speaking
Hyper Text Markup Language articulately
where copy and paste – download/upload
become blurred amid tedium
between computers human and man made
at least one no longer has to get his hands dirty
with coding and tags
unless of course he wants to

And what would Michelangelo or Van Gogh
think of this new art form?
would they scoff at its deceptive simplicity?
or rally that classic cry of art for art’s sake
even if done with the aid of a box
full of circuits and wires

Despite setbacks
fortunate most temporary
one can’t deny the end product has
some lasting artificial beauty
but before all connected systems
can read the fine print
only if the monkey sitting at the keyboard
gets the formula down right

 photo MonkeywithlaptopcourtesyofthenetRED40.jpg

© 2003
Revised © 2015
Photo courtesy of the Net

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Author's Note: Written at a time when I was managing a couple of poetry related websites.

Posted on 05/12/2015
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

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