oh Larry Wall
Sometimes it must be difficult
not to feel at all
That you really are a Wall
When Python programmers try to push you off of it
Are they the ones that fall?
or are you, Larry Wall?
are you, Larry Wall?


near my code
taking showers
that are cold
but always near my code
NodeReaper, are you coming to my node?
Or am I coming to yours?
We're in different threads, NodeReaper
But we're both using strict.

Job Anguish Poem

oh god,
am I the only Perl programmer in my company?
must I write code into the late hours of the night,
long after everyone has gone home
I bet I'm the first person who's ever felt as lonely as this.
could it be
that I'm going to grow up
to be a great guru and visionary, and all those Java monkeys at my
job are going to end up in the unemployment lines when the economy takes a dive?
yes, I think it could.

Some esteemed critics have actually compared my pottery, er, poetry, to that of Rick, the People's Poet.