Technological Marvels

I’m having difficulty in determining,
if I need multi-stream technology,
for a coffee pot,
even though I hate coffee.

Or the super sweat wicking fibers,
while I perch on the couch,
after rock climbing for the remote,
all morning.

I had to return the self-scooping litter box,
because my dog was too big,
and the kid’s sandcastles,
kept getting destroyed.

The anodized cookware,
always burns takeout,
and the no-touch faucet,
ignores me.

I’ve got a fridge that shows it’s insides,
without opening the door,
but it’s always nagging me,
to go shopping for more.

I can see every room,
of my house with my phone,
and watch myself watch myself,
until I get bored.

I can’t wait to see,
what’s coming out next,
what we can’t live without,
that we don’t realize yet.

Jason de Koff is an associate professor of agronomy and soil science at Tennessee State University. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jaclyn, and his two daughters, Tegan and Maizie. He has published in a number of scientific journals, and has over 30 poems published or forthcoming in literary journals including The Daily Drunk Magazine.

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