Physiological Factories: Armies of Hacked Marionettes

Reset Poem: #1

Théâtre de Marionnettes Chés Cabotans d'Amiens,Trips and entertainment, Trips and entertainment,

sky is falling
black mirror in hand
blasts nanosecond fear
smell the coffee soon
shirt on back
stitched to genomes

the fake news is fakery
soiled education
generational collective
trauma, Stockholm
Syndrome, white boys
girls lost in gravity
astral transference
for real people

pixels muster fear
old paper tiger
now a meta-verse
6 G bionet, each
flake of bio-luminance
tracked now, satellites
catch the diatoms from
each step we make

they say bullets bounce, flip
around, pull down dead presidents
twice, thrice
suicides with three turns
of chamber, revolvers
wiped clean, thugs we are
subjected to, string masters

show me the money is
flat 2-D gameboard
the real money holds
our cells, biological
factories for those
gameboard kings

we are hacked
always have been
but now with zero’s
and one’s, silicon
diodes, capacitors
we can be useful
barely, engines of profits

the complex trauma
pays off, gameboard
kings weaponizing
sadness, fear even
our collective family

Soylent Green a quaint afterthought

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