A hacker through and through

Hi everyone,

My friend and colleague, TINA HACKER, tried to post a poem for this month’s Poetry Challenge. Alas, the gremlins ate it. She tried again at my request and I’m posting it here for her. Thank you, Tina!

Hacker’s My Name
 
Used to be uncommon,
so when it first appeared in newspapers,
“Hackers Cause Computer Headaches,”
I cut out the headline, posted it
on my office walls. Soon had enough
to post on everyone’s walls.
HACKERS, the movie, turned
the swell into an ocean.
Never thought I’d be infamous,
send emails people wouldn’t open.
Might as well type SCAMMER
on the subject line.
Considered adding a disclaimer:
I’m not a virus or a vampire
sucking secrets from computers,
just someone with a name
as dreaded as an earthquake,
bubonic plague,
winter in Fargo.
Crashing worlds if not today
surely tomorrow.
Now on Blu-ray.
Tina Hacker

Previously Published in Silver Birch Press

4 comments on “A hacker through and through

  1. Great poem!! I went to a rodeo tonight and one of the cowboys was named Colt Honey. Wonderful last name…but not really “rugged” sounding, eh?

    • Ha! Imagine the byline if he wrote a column. Of course, Tina has her challenge too. “Confessions of a Hacker.” “Why do Hackers do it?” “Why I’ll Always be a Hacker.”

    • My pleasure, Tina. It’s fun for me too. I hope readers will check out your poetry for adult audiences that have gained you so many kudos.

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