Challenge #1 “The History of Coaxial Cable”

Thanks to 14 poets who submitted poems. It was a tough choice.

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The History of Coaxial Cable

Less a history than a romance
Less romance than lust
Less lust than hunger
But we will call it a history

We will call it thus,
a history, that is,
not a thus

we will call it but it will not come
for the history of coaxial cable
does not include obedience
and never will

Nor does romance
nor lust
nor hunger