A poetic tribute to our machine masters– Metronomics

I came across this wonderful poem of Ryan Sauers. He is a multiple award-winning poet and writer and in this piece he addresses the concerns of our future under our robotic masters. The process began a long time ago and he wishes for a time before the tipping point.
Please enjoy Metronomics.

Metronomics and the Future of Ancient Computers:
Anachronistic Oxymoron’s Applied to my Desktop

Ryan Sauers

twitters affluence in our modern day
(or todays) republic
of over caffeinated
under-characterized wordplay
where the language of influence
is shorthand for knowledge
and easy-speak
is a common-law
marriage of thought and oral
technology crafted to reinvent
Gordon Lightfoot’s
and Engelbert Humperdinck’s

lighthouses and hashtags
tugboats of appliances
applied correspondingly
to recreate our free time
and our world in a visceral
transparency via the absence
of words for us
so we don’t have to

while duly noting
the troubling thought
that definien rebellions
become one within
when we are confronted
with a newness at a velocity
not yet familiar

try to make friends
per this thief of space
while being at peace
with prosaic traditions
of rhythm and meter
line-breaks and enjambment
the mere integrity of structure
where the absence of structure
also lends to its form

instead of to hunt and peck
away the time
in an illustrious
luminous manner
only to slowly slip away
into a nostalgic museum
of byte sized portions

today
i wish the future
did not exist