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Ordering Dumplings With Bitcoin

Cryptopoetry by Timothy Tarkelly

ORDERING DUMPLINGS WITH BITCOIN

It’s the very first transaction. Numbers verified,
given that green checkmark
and somewhere wires pulse like veins,
like gasoline, burning numbers into the ledger
and I feel like Galileo
charting constellations in QR codes,
leaving candles burning
in cathedrals across the cyberverse.

"Currency is but an illusion of wealth when promises aren't kept and numbers change their value. Online avenues appear futuristic and fancy, but what does it mean when you're stuck ordering dumplings while you wait for things to jump? A day that may never arrive. Timothy Tarkelly is the constant observer absorbing an ever evolving world." - Tim Heerdink, author of Lonely God