In Their Image

We’re being created once more in their splendid image,
forced to take their recent high-tech ichor –
a new kind of serum that grows the Spike protein.

On the rat specimen it’s not been sufficiently tested
to avoid fiery arguments with those who love to death every animal.

We’re the baffled citizens of the Global Farm
with needles lacking threads sewing shut our mouths,
slaves of the emerald paper
that like an usher of yore
opens every portal
but we’re encircled by wolves
that are dressed to the nines with the finest sheep wool.

Who has time to care anymore
what we stuff in our bellies
or to ponder over cancer and what triggers its tentacles
when different measures are being taken
for a final culling… and not even in ways that remind of a snail or that are somewhat secretive or merely anonymous.

Mihaela Melnic lives and writes in Rome, Italy, where her prose and poetry evolve and take different shapes with every new life experience. Her recent work has appeared in various venues including Harbinger Asylum published through Transcendent Zero Press, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Dissident Voice and Impspired magazine. Her debut poetry collection "Change of Seasons" was released in 2018. Her latest work is the book "Evermore" written in co-authorship and released in September 2021 through 17Numa Press. Visit her website for more of her writings. Read other articles by Mihaela.