ODE TO Im just
gettin on for a MINUTE
On July 31st, 1998, I received email from "Zinny" stating
that the following piece of poetry was one of her works. I was very kindly asked to
give her credit, so that's what I'm doing. I'm also providing a link to her website,
so you can get to there from here. Click anywhere on this paragraph to be
transported to her website in a new window. Just remember to come back here when you're
© 1996, K. Weston
I got up this morning, but havent yet dressed.
My dishes arent done, and my house is a mess.
Have not done my work, have not fed the cat,
Just on for a second, and popped into chat.
I used to watch TV, I used to cook Mex,
I think I remember I used to have SEX!
I used to walk upright, now roll on my chair,
Tho it causes the neighbors and children to STARE!
I wanted to travel around on the Net,
Been too busy chatting to get on there yet!
I wanted to spreadsheet, word process, or paint,
But gettin on with 'em is what I just aint!
So much to learn and I wanted to, but
Im too busy chatting and splitting a gut,
lisnin to people like NH and Cin,
Oh, gawd, what a fix I have got myself in!
Then up pops a name on my neat BuddyList,
Think Ill go out and give HIS tail a twist!
And in comes an IM from some weirdo-guy,
I cuss im, insult im, and tell him bye bye.
Is there a 12-step support group, or such?
For those of us folks who just chat on too much?
If there was a group, I would like it just fine,
Except that it probly would be here on line!
Are there therapists here? I think that I saw some.
Its got me, its GOT me, its power is AWESOME!
Its my new computer, Ive had it one week,
Now I look in the mirror and I see a geek.
Or maybe a geekess, but I see the signs,
Please help me, please help me, please get me off line!
Or better, please e-mail a burger and fries,
Cuz Im staying ON here, at least til I DIES!!