Sym-Bionic

Bryant O'Hara on January 13, 2013 05:13

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    Sym-Bionic
    (c) 2013 by Bryant O’Hara

    We have the technology.
    We can rebuild you.
    We can make you a watch
    or a watchmaker,
    a satellite
    or a technician.
    We can rebuild you
    from the ground down
    or the ground up.
    Which way do you want to go?
    Simple
    or complex?

    It will take time,
    but since we have the technology,
    we have the time.

    We can rebuild a poet barely alive
    into a socially acceptable unit
    with a V-6 engine
    and turbocharged overhead cams.

    Hang on, poetry fans,
    we’re going for a ride...

    Picture this -
    no,
    better yet,
    let us picture it for you:
    Your mouth is open,
    metal showing...
    it is the machine within.

    You are begging for a kiss -
    someone to kiss the machine -
    it will improve your smile.

    We have the technology to smile.

    We are the intimate
    and the intricate.

    We can rebuild you.
    We can take you apart.

    This won’t hurt a bit.
    Smile.
    This won’t hurt a bit.
    This is the rage.
    Can you picture your smile?
    You mouth open,
    you have something to say,
    of course,
    but we have to be
    really
    close
    to you
    [in order] to hear it...
    as close as your organs.
    We have coil
    into you
    in order to
    hear that message.

    You’ll notice
    we need
    no batteries now.
    It’s a symbiotic thing;
    you won’t understand
    until we’re already
    hitched.

    Don’t worry,
    this won’t hurt a bit;
    just sit back and
    relax.

    This is the good thing
    about the technology we are.
    We can see
    the machine
    within us.

    It is time
    you
    saw
    yours.

    "Sym-Bionic" by Bryant O'Hara is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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