who knows the Secrets of the Broadband black box

The box of possibilities is Pandora’s to me

Advert offered speed, reliability, the world {wide web}

I get sludge, moving through mud


The wires in the back laugh at me

This simple black box 3 inches by 3

Offered freedom and spewed servitude instead


The blue wire violates my time machine

That has stayed still ever since

No distant lands of ether to discover


My wifi has lost my 412 in the 512

k “work from home” a loser’s paradise

A dreamless dispassion of unemployability.