Pushing 1s and 0s

It used to be called
Pushing paper
But now we push 1s and 0s
From laptop to network
To internet portal
Where strangers decode
Our symbols
Into stock quotes and
Photos of hurricanes and
Diatribes against the government
Or marketing plans for the
Latest cell phone

In my office building
A security guard shouts
Encouragement
Every Friday
At workers rushing home
Great job this week he says
Good work
And I think whatever
He’s being paid
Is not enough
For making us feel
So much better
About our 1s and 0s

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