It's dark in the midmost part of night.
Phone rings - a long distance call from Manila.
I've been dreaming and I'm up tight.
Accented voice greets me with cheer.
He's called to warn me and to help me.
Seeks calmly to convince me to have no fear
Why then call at twenty past three?
A technician, he's detected
That I'm hacked by an Eastern caller
So now my bank account will be affected,
I risk losing every dollar.
"Let me access your home notebook,"
My glitch he assures me he will fix.
I won’t be this guy’s sucker, is my outlook,
I will not let him play his tricks.
© Ron Unruh, 2014