Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ten tentacles

I need, say, ten tentacles,
like the squiggly squid,
to juggle all those receptacles
of the internet grid.

Eight tentacles to be grown,
and each one is shod
with e-reader, pad, or android phone,
netbook or notebook or tablet or pod.

(Two tentacles I'll use
to poke on displays,
with my eyes to peruse
their photon rays.)

My tentacles enlarging,
the number swells,
with their axons recharging
those battery cells.

Now I wonder if wherever I swim
I'll have the right device,
one on each limb —
and will ten tentacles suffice?

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How Many Legs Does a Squid Have?
placed in Poets United Poetry Pantry #23