i hack my past to once more commune with you like an *internaut
i hack my heart to retrieve your essence
so that I can invoke r bygone moments
as time fashion my heart to accept your fleeting
i tiptoe through the labyrinths of my mind to re-enact your clean deeds bredren
so that i can once more reawaken your philosophies
to bring them to utility as like an illusive serpent the present roll onward.
My first pair of tekkies you bought
& i blended with my peers who had ‘’em ‘ready
guiding me concerning youthful things
& as it dawned to cope with manhood
affirmed in the townshipscape
to stir the remnants of our memories to animation i hack the past
and as your potent teachings echo I remember brother man your fullness.
Dedicated to Tseko Man Dicksy Nkosi (1966 – 2004)
* see Virilio, P. 2005. The Information Bomb. Verso books