Regular Expression

Every time I parse HTML with a regular expression, an unholy child weeps the blood of virgins. An open cloud conspiracy digitizes my last matched string. This gets me in my gut. What can I do? I follow my metronome. Code and space. Code and space. During the day, I work as a factory hand. My overseers don’t know who they have lurking in the basement, a Basilica rat with tech smarts. St. Peter don’t you call me. I’m busy at night using  lower case letters beneath the radar of other Russian hackers who’d wanted to pawn my latest web app on the tech black market. Oh, believe me. There is such a thing, global matching in white space where you’ll find very dark matters. See all the above.

 

 

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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