Drawing by Judith Wolfe
DAVID EGGLETON

Poem


      FRACTAL PLANET

        and we'll be there yeah
        where endings begin
        catching the tail of the comet
        to the fractal planet
        to the fractal planet

      burst from your bubble
      split from your double
      buy heavy-gauge trouble
      twenty-four hour packs
      of buyer's remorse
      click on the mouse
      ratchet it up
      spoonfeed from a cup
      cross-train the brain
      with a ball and chain
      high-resolve the frontal lobe
      snap the soundbites
      of feral pitbulls
      touchdown with your urge-overkill
      your wake-up call
      before you mess with the gene pool
      go blip through the menu
      find grand slam snow cones
      where summer floats
      its powerlean shakes
      on cool cherry lakes
      soon perfume drops
      drop by drop
      and a future tenses
      blurring camcorder lenses
      drinking paradise
      shattering the ice
      into a deathless stare
      already there
      she flips her hair
      because she can
      an angst bunny raised
      to understand
      cube farm days
      rack up the days
      a million mouse-clicks
      flicked a billion ways
      trace to the source
      phase upon phase
      to delete or erase
      subject to the gaze
      of a billion-eyed soul
      head full of holes
      because we stare
      at test-pattern quakes
      she flips her hair
      blurring the air
      and hearts start to sprint
      in a flowering glow
      of global footprints
      on the empowered globe

        and we'll be there yeah
        where endings begin
        catching the tail of the comet
        to the fractal planet
        to the fractal planet


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