The Internet Trap
A new adventurous fronteer:
vast timeless cyber space.
Grateful refuge from the rat race,
to others a prospering career.
Who can resist the sirens' song?
So seductive and patient and free..
(Short lived will be your glee
when phone bills prove you wrong!)
Surfing: the new millennium sport.
Indoor or mobile laptop screens
For those with (in)sufficient means.
Captivating, mesmerizing, tantalizing..(ABORT!)
For each world knows its wars
and each war its casualties-
so heed my warning (please?);
webaholics line these shores!
Ellen F. Bergakker (Jan. '99)