fluffy story book clouds -
a good start to the day.
Then, the phone rang
and a mechanical lady
asked me to do a survey.
Before coffee, mechanical lady, dream on.
There is something about an automated chat
that blasts me into a chilling
"Open the pod bay doors, Hal",
So, back I go to the window
to gaze out upon the wonderful, wonderful
blue sky and white cumulus cloud tossed foam sea -
Clouds and coffee: these small mercies . . .
On my own space odyssey.
notes: 2001: A Space Odyssey is a classic 1968 science fiction film (I was 17 at the time) about a space voyage to Jupiter where the two astronauts, communicate with the computer HAL 9000 who has full control over their spaceship. In one scene, astronaut Dave Bowman says: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal". And Hal replies: "I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen."
photo: Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal - W. Bourke
© 2013 Wendy Bourke