I love poems that use scientific or science fictional imagery. And I’ve shared some with you, whether by other poets (The Migration of Darkness, Wrecks) or by me (Nebula, Broken Cable, Sun Queen, Royal Edinburgh Observatory).
Well here’s one that uses imagery from my profession – IT and Data Networking. And it’s a fantastic love poem!
existing firewall rules
are ineffective to prevent
distributed denial-of-service attack
flooding the heart –
disconnecting communication channel
with the brain
the heart left open,
love virus gets to work
spreading new sensations
which take deep roots,
taking over controls
in a matter of minutes
by the time
incident report is lodged
and root cause analysis
the heart’s assets
have been sieged, and the brain
In computing, a firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and ongoing network traffic based on pre-detemined access security rules.
Distributed denial-of-service attack is an attempt to make a machine unavailable to its intended users, e.g. by “flooding” the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, eventually causing the system to crash.
Picture by By William Viker – My Opera devblog, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1351332