Extra beep

I love the extra beep on a microwave.
The one that beeps
a few minutes after the beep
that says the cooking’s done.
The one designed to tell us
we’ve forgotten about our warmed up treat.
It’s like a digital dinner echo.
A calendar reminder set by a you
you can’t remember.
A cuboid Samaritan urging you to go on.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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