New light verse by Alexis Byter

Downtime

My email service will not download
the internet link is fried
there's no signal on my PDA
and my wireless modem's died
My cell phone battery has run flat
and the voicemail system won't play back
so I'm logging off from work today
and I won't be coming back


• Alexis Byter is not a real name.

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