Ode to the Blinking Cursor

“Ode to the Blinking Cursor”
By Ben Martens

Oh cursor blinking on my screen
From black to white you change your gleam
Blinky blinky blinky blink
Staring at you helps me think

Patiently you wait for me
As calm and soothing as can be
I know you’ll wait for me forever
Your streak of service you’ll never sever.

All around the screen you race
You eat and eat as I backspace
How do you stay so thin and slim?
Do you work out in a gym?

You lead a refreshingly simple life
Turn on, turn off, turn left, turn right.
I thank you for your dedication
Your loyalty gives me palpitations.