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{A Bumbershoot Special Feature}

Mary Cresswell

is originally from Los Angeles and lives on the Kapiti coast in New Zealand.

She has published in a variety of online and print journals. Her book Trace Fossils will be published in March 2011 by Steele Roberts Ltd (Wellington, NZ).

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Microsoft!® what light through yonder Windows® breaks?

We logged in on each other’s screens,
we pulled down each other’s menus,
we transferred all our bits and bytes
in a dozen different venues.

Unbid, you dragged my icons off:
I gladly followed suit,
bringing up my default files
for a kinder, softer boot.

We had some glitches, set-up bugs,
but we knew we’d double-clicked
and through skill and perseverance,
we got the problem licked.

Now that we’re up and running
let me your backup be
saved daily to your archive store
for all eternity.