Poems of the Week

And Ice Cream Castles in the Air

by Steve Bremner

“Today, virtual real estate sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars of cold, hard cash (though converted into cryptocurrency). … But, before you can buy, you have to connect your wallet to the platform.”
—”How to Buy Virtual Land in the Metaverse,” MUO

(with apologies to Joni Mitchell)

Cozy cottage, built just right,
A picket fence of whitest white,
A view of Menlo Park at night,
I looked at land that way.

But how to get there? Where to go?
They say, “It’s in the blockchain, Bro,”
And what that means, I don’t quite know
(I’m not so young). Oy vey.

I’ve searched the Cloud from all sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s Cloud illusions I recall,
I just can’t find my plot at all.