Exclusion

So I’m wanting to check my Yahoo

e-mail account
and my computer is waiting
for Yahoo to respond.

My computer frequently has to wait

for certain
other sites as well
such as G-mail

and live dot com which sometimes doesn’t respond

at all.

I wonder what is going on here

during such times of waiting.

I mean, is my machine,

waving its digital hands trying to get the site’s attention?
Or is it more a milquetoast
fallen victim to a binary slight?

Maybe the site is laughing at us

smug in having what we at the moment need,
Its code ablaze with algorithms
designed to keep us out of the equation.