When you extracted your love,
neatly erased yourself from my life,
it caused a massive system failure.
Many forced deletions of memory hogging
programs later, I reconfigure everyday
activities, spend my days
rooting out corrupted files,
identifying embe dded viruses
without a cure.
I save myself for system upgrades Ė
they tell my motherboard
is too old a model
to improve it much. And so
I compute and process what I can,
then sign off and shut down again.