Day 4’s prompt for NaPoWriMo asked us to check out Liminal Bots Twitter photo gallery of abandoned places. I let (made the mistake of?) letting my daughter pick the photo I would use from Liminal Spaces, and she chose this gem. Who isn’t inspired to poetry by old school computer labs?
Your cutting edge has dulled, worn by the frantic hunting and pecking of a generation practicing Windows while gazing out classroom windows at the wild green world outside.
O but nowadays they carry universes in their pockets. Got a new perspective: windows with screens and Rose-tinted, if cracked, glass.
They keep their children safe away from classrooms- behind shuttered windows- sprawled on beds, blinking in the blue light cast by a screen- school through a window- wrestling with algebra.