Tag: sciencefiction

The Children of the Plains

Mind in the energy jumping from molecule to molecule, spiraling around the stalks of bones and reaching toward the sky. There is an operating apparatus in my skull, and I awaken in a factory after i have been harvested and given physical therapy to develop my anatomical structure so that it will be ready for its experience. I come packaged with intent and motivation. (My warranty will guarantee your return of me in the future because of the faulty motivation module.) I am most suited for creative tasks and slaphappy companionship, and am not licensed for any causes, political or social. Register to prequalify to purchase me. Must have outstanding social record, including no arrests, warrants or liens, and have impeccable financial credentials.

From the Ballads Of Romy Snyder

Now I can see my portrait
in a corner, in the dust
and mother’s voice from her fortress
is withering with rust

time can’t steal her features
as we rolled our car down the hill

arms pressed forward and her head snaps back
froze in a pose that could never look back

tazed and tethered, battered and weathered
smoke in the rain
my mind is pulled together in a symphony
of tangled treasures
and tentacles of pain

From the Hymns of Elvis Angel

the experience, the voice of the third eye…

peel away the fetter
blow away the tether
pump and turn forever
in her eye I am born
A mirage, a feint
the curse of a blind saint
patron of three generations

Who’s freezing, cracking haunted
the eye of birth and still
breaking up and wanting
this body to break this spell

[taken from artifact. location – former Great Lakes Region, Continent 1.