Sunday, February 04, 2007

Procession of the Robot King

Procession of the Robot King

Procession of the Robot King (2007)

Knuckle-dragging
main characters march in
electronic snow as bands blurt
sci-fi sounds. A giant

soul-grinding robot shifted
its big dumb face. I have dreamed of
what monks possess and what
wax figures lack. Velvet

cushions, desired positions,
artificial intelligence with whips,
pilgrims with ailing relatives,
and motor gods. No

slacking. Outrun twirlers.
Raw machine parts litter
the walls like circles of cogs
or dying Samurai. A figurine

of our metallic king will
sit in a rollicking armchair
and choose darkness. All knees
are scraped, horribly bent.

Detail of: Procession of the Robot King

Lower left corner detail of Procession of the Robot King

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A new image and a found poem welded together from scrap phrase strings stripped from a Google search of "procession of the robot king."

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