Baby Ate a Microchip

By Neal Levin Neal Levin
Baby ate a microchip,
Then grabbed a bottle, took a sip.
He swallowed it and made a beep,
And now he’s thinking pretty deep.

He’s downloading his ABCs
And calculating 1-2-3s.
He’s memorizing useless facts
While doing Daddy’s income tax.

He’s processing, and now he thrives
On feeding his internal drives.
He’s throwing fits, and now he fights
With ruthless bits and toothless bytes.

He must be feeling very smug.
But hold on, Baby caught a bug.
Attempting to reboot in haste,   
He accidentally got erased!

“Baby Ate a Microchip.” © 2004 by Neal Levin. Reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles (© 2004 by Meadowbrook Creations) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: Rolling in the Aisles (Meadowbrook Press, 2004)

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Poet Neal Levin

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Living, Infancy, Activities, Indoor Activities, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire

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Neal Levin was born and raised in Michigan, a place he still calls home. He
enjoys writing humorous children's poetry, especially poems that involve word
play, surprise endings, and funny ways of looking at the world. His poems have
appeared in several anthologies published by Meadowbrook Press, including
Rolling In the Aisles, Dinner With Dracula, I've Been Burping In the Classroom,
My Teacher's In Detention, and I Hope I Don't . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Infancy, Activities, Indoor Activities, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

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