Dan Simpson’s Digital Survival poem

 

Mashing it up with a desire to win

Tiptapping up a storm

It’s Digital David versus Gutenberg Goliath!

It may be new but it’s a classic competition

an awesome meeting:

Survival of the fittest on the boards of publishing.

 

But we embrace the middleman

Find poetic interpretations of paper and digital files

Kindle thoughts and discussion –

Fire reinventing itself:

Somehow traditional and actively changing.

 

So seize on literary roots

like a semi-precious stone cut from the digital environment

hang on for dear life

Hand them to the world as food for reproducing.

 

Take a risk and inadvertently volunteer yourself

To be part of refreshing the book for the people

hope to answer questions in collaboration:

It becomes easier in a crowd.

 

Say goodbye to the day, writers and creators

Push your head above the street networks

And paperback parapets

into the Cloud’s thick mist.

 

Watch for the limits of this land of Newfangle

your independent domain

band together to take on the Random Penguin Queen

and King of the Profession.

 

Do nothing at all and look forward to losing:

Ceasing to exist is a reason to survive.

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2 responses to “Dan Simpson’s Digital Survival poem

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