My laptop died & so I write
an android verse in solomn shade
I tried recovery tonight
but Mercury is retrograde
it saw me through some years of life
& helped me land a job (God bless!)
it didn't chance to find a wife
but joined in many games of chess
its battery's been long since shot
but otherwise it's served me fine
this good Fujitsu that I bought
way back in two thousand and nine
or was it two thousand and ten?
whatever - fare thee well old friend
postcript: the laptop's demise proved to be unwittingly exaggerated; it revived after a visit to the shop. And this post is being typed on same.