I fear the new barbarians will use
The Internet, that fell Pandora’s box,
To snare the West in ever deeper ooze;
Engulf its steeples, swell and crush the cocks.
Can Christian agap?, which quelled cruel Rome,
Survive the hijacked web’s relentless spread
Of porn and executions to the home,
Where children watch computer screens in bed?
16 March, 2007