Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Computer-Generated Stars: Yeats, The Center Unravels Still

So, Japan has digitized commercial spokespeople and holographic rock stars.

By Nordette N. Adams

The new world comes at us fast:
Unhuman creatures, made to last.
Pretty zombies of our minds—
not of flesh, born of time—
will count our days and nights
as we inject nanobots to spite
our blood. Desperate, we fight Death
or God to overcome the soiled breath
we have called life.
Dust mocks us to the grave.

Is this our brave new world
or the long song of decay,
Yeats? No. It does not hold.
The center still unfolds.

© 2011 Nordette N. Adams

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