Poem a Day – 22 – Ctrl Alt Delete

I’ve committed to writing a poem a day for the month of April as part of National Poetry Writing Month.

22nd April

A list poem drawing on my I.T. background

Ctrl Alt Delete


to reboot my brain

refresh my memory


internalise my external drive

repair my registry

empty my recycle bin


review my root directory

modulate my communications protocols

prune my social network


locate new hotspots

let go of old favourites

re-route my router


remove stale cookies

uninstall unused programs

clean my cache


empty my buffers

flush my streams

refill my cartridges


clean my head

firm up my firmware

pull down my partitions


examine connections

to my peripherals

find the escape key


copyright Mike Hopkins 2012

7 thoughts on “Poem a Day – 22 – Ctrl Alt Delete

  1. As an old, I mean ex-, programmer myself, I like it of course. But I would’ve liked it anyway.

    Note for when you review these poems later: you ‘cheated’ on line 2 of the last stanza (& maybe on line 1 too). It alone doesn’t start with a verb; and/or lines 1 & 2 aren’t self-contained, line 2 being the rest of line 1. But I forgive you

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