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did you hear?
i remember back when the machine still breathed. when i close my eyes i can still taste her oil in my teeth.
when she rustled, i heard.
i am a reminder of the old city. common times all commonplace in the rubble of her breast.
i've still got her fight in me.
when the city ceased to be and all the weak were glazed, there was a war. a very small war, but it was war nonetheless. i fought this war. it was all selfish-- every man for himself. flesh versus metal, teeth and bone and blood versus gears and wires and synthetics. everyone was to blame. no one was at fault. it was not a question of who won. everyone lost.
she was hungry, then. a voracious cadaver. there was never enough life to lose.
i was a mercenary, a soldier for hire. a bounty hunter. in this utopia, our utopia, there was an underbelly full of worms, pissoir in colour at its deviate core.
i never disgusted myself before those first days.
scavengers, filter feeders. we spa
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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