Poetry

Ink wash by Nikita Gurnani

Airless

you photographed me
exposed, image of your arm
outstretched clenching my neck
squeezing cluster of wind where life
temporarily nestled

The Daring Guest Poet Series

Monolith 202

From Rashad Dobbins, mind-scrambling sci-fi poetry imagining a pre-dystopian future in Washington D.C.

Homeless

“hey, u got any change?”
I heard from the vagrant
I had no coins
but I gave him a 2 dollar bill

Load Collector, a science fiction poem
Load Collector

It’s no coincidence porn heats the net
For every squirt geyser
and milk detonation
the web breathes and swells

Thirteen Laws of Fascist Hackers
The 13 Laws of the Fascist Hackers

We love you to life // Burn the Glytch // Be the Future

Rashad Dobbins, Nudity
Nudity

Every 9 steps in every direction
of the city
there are visuals, signs, holograms,
moaning sound bytes, barely dressed
ladies, sex dolls, and all temptations that involve
lust for the female body

No Pension
No Pension

Soldiers became sacrifices
without Pensions
They will never engage
with the mind of the bodies
they guard

Digital Condoms, the future of safe sex
Digital Condoms

the evolution of prophylactics
became symbolically wholesome
w
Digital Condoms

analog life
ImPlaneT

Welcome to Cyber Ancient
where Mind will link
Carbon and Silicon // Analog and Digital
Individual and Omniscient Self

The last analog seconds
Dear Descendant

Dear blood descendant,
I’m emailing u from the past
I suspect u are entrenched
in Digital Concrete

Covid-19 vaccine
Tuskegee 20 Twenty 1

Less human and Unsanitary
were whispered and belted
Signs in stores
read “Vaccinated only”
A part of me hates it
A part of me gets it

American Technocracy
Jingle Bombs

2020 was the year of Authoritarian testing
It Failed.
Americans will never ingest
dictatorship from a Man
while supporting Technocrats

self defense for women
Hand in Hand

Summer Solstice – 2045
Self Defense for women
became Exemplary

Total RE-RUN

Insurrection sparked in the crowd’s saliva
Human flames shattered D.C.’s dome
They said they lit it
cuz their leader told them

First Gentleman
First Gentleman

45 Insinuated
Democracy is maintained by
Fascism
His cronies added
“Combat” was a necessity
urging true Citizens
to join them in the storm

election time
Election Time

THE LAST DEMOCRATIC DEBATE
took place in 2020.
It was a spectacle
where narrator and candidates
spoke simultaneously
to a slapstick audience

false flag washington d.c.
2045

In 2045 // D.C. was hit with its first FALSE FLAG
BY 2050
THE descendants of gentrified strangers
and endangered natives were Xtracted

virtual athletes
Virtual Athletes

However trite entertainment can be
It is an organic rhythm
Not
surveilled dopamine

fascist hackers
Fascist Hackers

Fascism was not our code
but guttural change possessed us
and this became LAW

washington d.c.
Kneeling Shadows

Monolith 202 will awaken
when the Military guards
barren streets
and its Leader
feeds off
kneeling shadows

representation
Representation

I Am ORGANIC MANKinetic Masculinity scalp to plantar No Fucking chipsI Heathen is my attitudeOccupation…

Alt America

🔊Audio available

An alternate America
had its last president in 2016

virtual reality
Gone With a Click

🔊Audio available

I miss simplicity
Record stores
Normal Weed
Virgin water
Divine Imperfect women

albert pike juneteenth
Fall Guy

Pike toppled on Juneteenth
Charged protesters were dogmatic in seeing his descent
I was a-moral and curious