Disconnected – A Poem

Celebrating world poetry day with something I wrote this morning. There was an outage in our neighborhood and as a result, we had no WiFi for 3 entire days. I actually ended up reading a really good book, but life is hard with no Internet. Life is hard…
Anyway, here is the poem.
Unblinking
I stare at my router
Trying to make sense
Of the LEDs
Some flashing, others
Solid on or
off.
The service LED remains off
Indicating it has given up
On getting an IP address
Leaving me disconnected
To the world outside.
IOT devices
At home
Dead without this service
No streaming, no social media
no voice assistant
No life.
I restart
I reset
Even though it makes no difference
“It’s an outage
May take awhile”
– They say
I continue
Staring
Restarting
Resetting.
Disconnected and isolated
I remain unaware
Of all that is happening
And all that is trending
Outside.

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