Frabjous Times

Silicon Mare

blue on the Eastern ridge . quarter Earth
unfenced perimeter . flag hangs slack
ten thousand diamond teeth . taste tailings
discs sputter etched . annealing outside
furnaces refilled . all the long day
drone transport . slung back down the black well
solar zenith . the wind no one hears
"One of the more enjoyable fads to watch in the 90's was every city's desire to create a silicon-based moniker... Silicon Alley and Silicon Hills were probably the two best remembered (New York and Austin, respectively) but every city from Baltimore to Bombay came up with something."
Originally published: 2004/02/15 18:04:20