shelley’s ozymandias but it’s about lost websites & broken links from bygone days of internet history
look on my works ye mighty and despair [geocities link]
Say no more!
I met an admin on an antique site,
Who said: two vast and broken hyperlinks
Stand in the cyan menu. To their right,
A glitter gif of Mickey Mouse still winks,
Whose pixel smile, and endless looped delight
Tell that its maker well those passions knew
Which yet survive, stamped on this lifeless shell:
The mind that shaped them, and the hand that drew.
And on the header green, pink words appear:
My name is Ozzie Mandias LOL
This is my homepage—come pull up a chair!
Little beside remains. Round the decay
Of QuickTime music tracks, boundless and bare,
The leveled geocities stretch away.
#poetry #amnesia cw