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I Hear You Knocking But You Can't Come In

by Chris Sorrenti


It never fails to amaze me
where the visitors come from
Sunnyvale, California
Moscow
Berlin
or even hometown Ottawa

When the alert is sounded
I simply left click on the appropriate window
and PRESTO
a world map pops up
trace begun
25%…50%…75%…
completed
to reveal the geographical location
of the latest intruder

Remote Address: 218.51.6.10.2758
using Backdoor/Sub Seven Trojan Horse
I.S.P. Hanaro Telecom
Seoul, South Korea

My Norton Firewall easily blocks the culprits
like flies some of them
returning again and again
some mere voyeurs
others more malevolent
only to be caught in my electronic web

Will they never learn?
my hard drive is not a buffet
me having learned the hard way
through deleted programs
lost forever files
what it takes to defeat
this world-wide mob

© 2003

260 hits as of December 2019

08/12/2018

Posted on 08/12/2018
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 08/15/18 at 01:28 PM

I like the way you equate these comings and goings by the culprits to flies hoping to find something putrid to feast on. However, their intrusion will fruitless on your pages. Nothing of the sort there, but they will find fresh delicious fruit from the trove of an eager nurseryman. Your poem brings my attention to the antivirus program acting as a protective web in the background of my computers. I need to be grateful and not take it for granted and remember the human beings are somewhere in the TrendMicro world who made it possible. Sometimes I forget about those humans who under gird and make corporations possible. Good reminder and interesting poem construction. Thanks buddy.

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