Simulacrum

That sedentary movement
The slow crawl of time
The barely altered condition
The Status Quo
Is sedimented
underneath casinos
Hotels
Logos

The reality of the situation
is that the situation has no reality
No nuance
simple duality
A one
a zero
Villains
Heroes

Supposedly

And where are we all
In this on/off virtuality?
Avatars acting life
or entities with agency?
Can we write our own story?
Code our own sight?
Or are we doomed
to be streamed into lines?

Are we stained with the Musk
of real-life Iron Men?
Heartless
and protected by their suits.
We have to get back to the future.
We’re being Biffed
When we can McFly
We won’t get there

If we don’t try

The Next Generation
Are trying to make it so
But we’re replicating
Blade Runner
Synthetic Life
Ready Player One?
The Rift gets wide
(Up
up
down
down
left
right
left)
right before our eyes

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