• High (Simulated) Flight

    High (Simulated) Flight

    With Apologies To John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

    Randy Link
    23 April 2008

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of cash
    And danced the skies on anti-aliased wings;
    In darkness I've sat, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds - and modified my config a hundred ways
    You have not dreamed of - tweaked and modified and installed
    Just to get High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
    I've chased the shouting wife along, and flung
    My broken controllers down footless halls and stairs.
    Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
    I've max'ed the framerate with uneasy grace
    Where never lark, or even Yeager flew -
    And, while with special scenery and terrain mesh I've trod
    The high untresspassed sanctity of cyberspace,
    Put out my hand and touched the button labeled 'Reset'

    Randy Link
    [email protected]

    Read the original poem and its history here


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