Friday, 17 February 2012

Poetry Month: The Kill Screen

The internet wants to know;
could the Nazis have won
Pac-Man? And the answer is
no, they could not.

No matter how many rabbits
how many hats; how many patterns
Albert Speer found -
and if one of those devils could find
patterns in Pac-Man, it would be him -
but still
the kill screen was waiting
abrupt and final

The fruit overflowed
and overwrote the universe;
a palsy of fruit and numbers

Blasted and impassable
in a ruined maze
half dead
half alive

No way out and
no way through;
the ghosts
will not be kind