Today’s #maydays prompt, all geek (and proud!)
I watched him across the playground
Always on his own, his mind far away
He didn’t engage with anyone
School must have been a nightmare.
Around the school corridors you’d see him
Walking close to the other kids like him
Or sitting with a group of boys
Their hands engaged in some lightning fast video game.
We wondered what might become of him
If it wasn’t for computers he was a lost child.
One day in the library
There was a problem.
The librarian gathered the schools best geeks
Or so she thought.
None could solve the problem
Things were looking dire
When the boy wandered in
Gave the melee of geeks a sideways look
Went on his way as always not engaged.
In desperation the librarian called him
Could he see if the problem was solvable?
He gave a curious look at the screen
And then at the keyboard
Pointed down and said: ”Press that key.”
Instantly the issue was resolved
Life returned to normal.
We who were there marvelled,
Wondered where he got this insight
To solve an issue so quickly
As though his mind locked into
The thinking of the machine.