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Robert Sward

Power User/For Two Voices

     MacCare, MacMall,
          MacWorld, MacZone,
          MacWorks

They come in the mail
three and four a day
and what I read instead of reading is catalogs:

     300 MHz Power Macs,
          Macromedia Bundles,
     Miromotion,
     Connectix Speed Doubler,
          Extended Keyboard and Mouse

Bound to the phone,
I buy this shit
in order to say, a month later,
I need more Megahertz, more RAM.

     Software, software,
     I want more.
     Order, order,
     order more
.

Install the stuff
     cross-platform support
          and duplex printing,

de-install and re-install
and install some more.

Eye candy prices on a yellow background
     new user interfaces optimized for distance viewing
from the living room sofa
One Thumb Browsing
using WebTV.

     Bargain hard drives, bargain opticals,
          Powerful. Fun. Easy-to-Use.

Know the 800- numbers by heart:
MegaHaus,
Software of the Month Club,
DigiCorps.

POW-ER,
     bargain power
and the promise of power.
Prometheus, credit card at the ready,
     the promise of zero,
     the promise of one,
the promise of zeros and ones.
Prometheus on hold.

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