The Collegian
Monday, June 27, 2022

Life in Verse: Erasing with a Tap

<p>Graphic by Jackie Llanos</p>

Graphic by Jackie Llanos

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Ticking, clicking, clacking, rattling and clattering

The repetitive sounds fill my head for two semesters

32 weeks

224 days

…And, additionally, a handful of breaks that include the clutter

Of noise 

A collection of chips that lay under the keys are purely addicting

A clump of units, a motherboard and drives

Assignment 3.2 due Thursday, 800 words minimum,

Times New Roman 12-point font, one-inch margins

Whack, thump, the glare of the light shocks more than my eyes

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Night mode can only do so much…

But, the usefulness, the escape to a new realm at a single touch

With each click away from the heritage and art of penmanship

Only a miracle can silence the mess

The spill of a drink to put our accessories to rest

Contact columnist Patrick Bottin at patrick.bottin@richmond.edu.

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