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12 April 2009
Everything Depends Upon ... (April Challenge 11)
Pretty old, but functional.
I like the screen big and square.
A sticker – purple – says
I’m a “Goddess in Training”.
(Andrew’s old one proclaimed him
“Angel with Attitude.”)
The wide frame also allows for:
Odin with crows and moon, top right;
a tree of papier maché
in the right-hand bottom corner
with the word POET writ large,
a gift from lovely Bob Mud;
instructions on how to do
hyperlinks; a brief prayer;
bank details for online
(purposely left incomplete);
and advice from Chaim Potok,
the angels and Merlin.
Plus two feathers, one blue
and one purple, taped top left.
It sits on a round stand
that swivels. Also it tilts.
The screen’s most often covered
by open windows and tabs.
Behind them are images
full of colour, changing often:
dragons, spiders, a dog I knew,
a robed shaman, a heart-shaped rose….
It’s a Mac, ya know? Not just
a machine, a love object!