Vacuum Tubes Love Satellites (Poem)

tim-mossholder-191479-unsplash.jpgWe sent rockets to the moon
Back when our science was new
As a nation we were glued
To the couch and vacuum tubes

Balancing your equations
Pushed my imagination
All through my hesitation
I lost your good notation

Exposing each power use
Lacking the fuel to reach you
They too unable to prove
I was too inept to move

Crushed I cannot do the math
Some factor’s holding me back
Miserable macros won’t hack
These coded threads on the stack

We built many satellites
Rolling orbits in the sky
Bored on board, soldered upright
Brittle alloy, never prime

2018

 

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

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