Podcast #9: March 3rd, 2022
Both this week’s poems are permed from a large selection of rejected work, which I’ve subsequently gone back to and edited in situ. It’s been an interesting exercise in how my skills have improved over the last few years.
Reaction Overload One more thing @soulmate: prove fealty’s emotion spices spectrum accurate colour-coding book spines; carpet Roomba-d spotless dinner’s often served there, algorithm inescapable true depth, charge, it cares. Love within their cloud base existence tech upgraded teach lessons to each tablet more capable than them shiny future’s subset not car-crash bots created mechanism accurate soul offered, acquiesce. Pick yourself a better smile: do their work, not grudgingly find happy even when inside mortality outsourced insulting indignation gradual realization loads stutter, server’s lagging our upgrade, big mistake. I am no longer person: gift given lost through upload but you are happy, content belief that we form love normal, perfect avatars when deep within, corrupted reality’s reactions chain climb critical, amassed.
To Comprehend What am I reading here, lines platitude sincere means something, holds feelings others grasp, thoughts indistinct; normal memories’ mystery language, indecipherable continuum invisible ink’s lemon stain, impressions not enough: decoding moments lived yet dead: hardened hands don’t shake enough. Motivation’s apprehension, recovered through anxiety not seen in poem’s binding voice, sheets stuck, damp adhesion overlapped; believe words running confuse other’s meaning, throttle understanding, birthing fear, demanding: expectation delivered within time. Why are there gaps when voice so silently, frightened . . . panics, not fully comprehending this form functions; all need happen is just start feeling. ... My brain, not beautiful as yours: all damage where inside harsh hurricane, erupting anger’s flames, pure dissonance yet only means by which interpreter maintains; chaos’ viscous grasp accepts, speech I hold no fucking means to comprehend.