DecPoWriMo 18

Trying to avoid slipping
into easy symbolism
after having spent most of
the day attempting to reset
a device that decided to stop
working after months of
intermittent connectivity
and limited usefulness
I’ve lost count of how
many times I pressed
a nonexistent button only
for it to announce it is being
configured and additional
settings available shortly
which is another way of not
saying shortly never comes

By Joshua Keiter

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