Digirabbit under digiground, digirabbit digisafe and digirabbit digisound

They shut down the servers
Where our protected sustenance lies
In a bale of 1s & 0s
We burrow down to die

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     @Override
     public final MediaCrypto
     getMediaCrypto()
          {if (state != STATE_OPENED && state != STATE_OPENED_WITH_KEYS) {
               throw new IllegalStateException();
          }
          return mediaCrypto;
     }

     @Override
     public boolean      requiresSecureDecoderComponent(String mimeType) {
          if (state != STATE_OPENED && state != STATE_OPENED_WITH_KEYS) {
               throw new IllegalStateException();
          }
          return           mediaCrypto.requiresSecureDecoderComponent(mimeType);
     }

     @Override
     public final Exception getError() {
     return state == STATE_ERROR ? lastException : null;

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No backups found to save us
No routine restores ever do
No cloud to come back from
For the code says we are through

Digirabbit under digiground, digirabbit digisafe and digirabbit digisound

The Waterwood Box, 36

Catch up!

Adam decided to disregard the Admiral’s orders and, as soon as the Admiral dropped out of sight, Adam took off. He swam low over the back of the manta, over the urchin crew and the cargo tied down atop the manta’s back. After he cleared the manta’s tail he swam down to a smaller portion of the kelp forest that was off to one side. He hoped Spot was paying attention.

Adam swam two rows deep into the forest then got behind the large base of one plant to keep watch on the manta above. Things seemed all right so far. Adam felt a fuzzy something tapping his shoulder and heard a slow, “Excuuuuuuuuuuse me,” behind him. Adam jumped and swam around to put the kelp stalk in between him and whatever had touched him. He peeked around the plant and saw a huge starfish, balanced upright on two of its five points. The starfish spoke to Adam through a hole smack dab in the middle of its body.

“Nooooooo neeeeeeed toooo beeee afraiiiiiid. Aaaaare yooooooou reeeeecruuuuuuuitiiiiing alllllreeeeeeadyyyyy?”

“Recruiting?” The question baffled Adam.

“Yeeeees. Loooooooook arrrroouuuuuuund yooooouuuuuu.” The starfish swept one of his thick, light-orange “arms” out to one side of the kelp forest. Adam’s eyes followed the movement, yet failed to see what the starfish was getting at. The starfish tried again. “Looooook dooooooowwwwwwwwnnnn aaand aarrrrrrrouuuund yoooouuu.”

Adam looked at the floor of the kelp forest. The bottom of the ocean floor was covered with tiny purple and red spiky balls; baby urchins.

“What is this place?” Adam asked while still trying to take in the massive number of urchins the forest housed. If hundreds rode on the mantra’s back…there must be thousands, a million, here.

“Whhhhaaaaaaaat? Whyyyyyyyyy, thiiiiiiiisssss iisssss aaaaaan Urrrrrrrrrchiiiiiin Aaarrrrmmyy faaarrrmmm, nuuuuuuummmmmmbeeeeerrrrr thiiiiiiiirrrrrrtyyyyy-threeeeeeeeeeeeeee, toooooo beeeee exaaaaaaaact.”

The Waterwood Box, 36

Spoonman Returns from the Cold Light of Heaven with a New Book of Self-help Advice

For Corny

Devious Bloggery

I saved you
I saved you
I saved you once with my bloody hands

Together
Together
Togther with my plan – you will succeed

Skeletons
Skeletons
Skeletons of your friends in the brown-red dirt

I saved you
I saved you
I saved you in the mid-90s with my bloody hands

Watch my hands
Watch my hands
Watch my hands beat the rhythm of my plans

Steal my plan
Steal my plan
Steal my plan only after you buy my book

It saved you
It saved you
It saved you from your dirty, bloody hands

Not a fork
Not a knife
But the utensil scripture of the spoonman’s plan

So come on
So come on
So come on show us all your bloody hands

Here’s the plan
Here’s the plan
Here’s the plan: raise up and lick clean those bloody, beating hands

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Spoonman Returns from the Cold Light of Heaven with a New Book of Self-help Advice

The Waterwood Box, 35

Catch up!

While in transit, there wasn’t much in the way of scenery to entertain Adam. His trip on the manta was unlike any trip he’d ever taken with his family. The murky, ocean water didn’t allow him to see much of his surroundings. Thankfully, the manta never dove down deep enough to escape all the light. He would have been much less willing to cooperate with the urchins were they traveling in total darkness. Some light filtered in from above and occasionally he’d catch a glimpse of something small, blue, and black off in the distance.

The manta made several stops along the way. At one stop, alongside an underwater cliff, the Admiral inquired about the disturbance to a family of octopuses living inside of hollows in the cliff face. The octopuses admitted to having heard the cry, but could say nothing of actually seeing anything out of the ordinary. The Admiral also steered the manta to a kelp forest. The seaweed grew in relatively shallow water and Adam could see all the way to the ocean floor. Up above, Adam saw the blurred outline of a warm, full sun. However shallow the water, Adam saw no signs of land.

The dull-green kelp plants swayed back and worth like grass in the wind. Hundreds of fish swam in and about the long, finger-like, fronds. Tiny snails and crabs covered the fronds and stalks. Adam asked if he might swim about the forest and the Admiral squeaked, “Stay right where you are. We won’t be long.” He then turned to the rest of the urchins and squeaked loudly, “That goes for the rest of you, too. I know this is home for many of you, but we are not on leave. You do not have permission to disembark the manta.” Adam watched Admiral Pinch and his entourage drop off the edge of the manta wing and listened to the disgruntled chatter of the urchins left aboard in his wake.

The Waterwood Box, 35

A Witch Hazel Wand Behind Your Eyes

I prefer a hazel fork to witch
when cool waters need a’found,
though I have heard some prefer an elm
to help ’em wiggle under ground.

Yes, a feller’s gotta be a whole man
to water witch with any sense;
an untainted branch of hard wood
straight and true, no deviants.

No, I never trust a witch that wiggles
with a weepy willer switch.
And I never mind book-learned folk
claim my witchin’s just coincidence.

A Witch Hazel Wand Behind Your Eyes