Sharks, Strength, Simulacra, Sandcastles

05.09.20191 Min Read — In Poetry

Some species of sharks need to stay in motion to stay alive
If oxygen-rich water is not flowing across their gills, they cannot breathe
Thus it is for many species of software engineers
If dopamine-inducing code is not flowing across our keyboards, we start to choke

Without licenses to point at to demonstrate our qualifications
We engage in a continuous internal dialectic that demands periodic feats of intellectual strength
Hercules or Bust

Ours is the Grand Masquerade
Externally wrapping our Simulacra in the languages and frameworks of the season
Internally grappling with the cost of keeping up

Lo, how we distract ourselves with our digital sandcastles