No(Every)Where

I am everywhere–
If electrodes connect to ether,
I can be downloaded in seconds
For your enjoyment. I exist
Anywhere I am required, for a price.

I am nowhere–
Exasperated with life,
The fire is extinguished.
The warmth faded. The charred
Smell lost in swirling tendrils of smoke.
I was there, now I am gone; memories
Of my presence have been deleted.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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