Mastodon Code - William Lessard - Poetry - Sensitive Skin Magazine
tonight i'm a 19 y.o. female because i have a thing for avo toast

	because code is the new ontology

		because the online quiz i took wants to rescue me 

			wants to unhook the burst shopping bag from my fingers

					wants to gift me a fresh, recycled one 

						one that i won't have to wait 3,000 years to redeem 

	because code knows more than how many candles go on our cake

		because the online quiz follows the curve of our fingers

			knows grasping the new means hope, means fear

					means original timeline "i" is done with being done

	because code is the sonnet of our age

		because tonight digital hieroglyphs breathe a new pentameter

			fall in love with a different dark lady 

					every time i hit <return>


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