by Kevin T McEneaney
Believe it or not—it’s on a Greek dish,
a young boy of ten dangling a yo-yo!
The dish: from 440 BC….
Every household apparently had one:
made from wood, metal, or terracotta.
A fortunate god painted on the disk,
a glorious god from the Pantheon….
Yet few children today play with a yo-yo.
Recall Norman Rockwell’s famous painting
of a young boy playing with his yo-yo?
Children today play computer video
like Minecraft or teenage warrior games.
At present moment, opaque gods reveal
themselves as dim-coded algorithms….