Denzil and Burt, two programmers, have stashed
Away an arsenal. In Jeeps they fly
Kalashnikov'd, testosteroned, down high-
way 61. They're set to save the trashed,
Degraded world to come. At work, they've clashed
With tight-assed Amy Stove. She calls them Sly
And Arnie, Gung-Ho Geeks. But they know why
They're doing this and Burt is unabashed.

He says when shit goes down it takes a hero
Armed to the teeth to rise above the crisis.
He says the liberal viewpoint hasn't reckoned
On chips anonymous in small devices.
They're counting to two Thousand and the second
The circuits fail and usher in Year Zero.



If you've any comments on his poems, K.M.Payne would be pleased to hear from you.