22 Aug For Better or Verse: Microchip vs. Blue chip
By Hal Sillers
Microchip vs. Blue chip
The folks working ‘round him have the latest microchip
iGadgets, phones and tablets; it’s a kool-aid they all sip.
He is not a rich interpreter. His phone opens with a flip.
It does not have a million apps. No one can say it’s hip.
He loves to hear it chirping with a “Biddly-biddly-blip,”
Just like a communicator from Captain Kirk’s Star Ship.
It will not hail an Uber ride, but he’s not on an ego trip.
He gets to where he has to go, even with a buggy whip.
All his friends say grimly, “Man, you have to get a grip!”
“It’ll be fine,” he answers smiling. ”Social media’s a gyp.”
Paying for a smarter phone, his income would outstrip.
What if he were to buy it, then get the feared pink slip?
Even though his antique phone won’t take a selfie-clip,
It hasn’t cost the 1,000 bucks he’s saved for a blue chip.
[Hal Sillers is a MN state and federally certified interpreter of Spanish and frequent contributor to this column. Hal is also the Staff Interpreter for the MN 8th Judicial District.]