Sunday, May 25, 2008

Stainless Steel Games



No black or white beneath the steel
and chrome exteriors we sport.
No beating hearts to help us feel,

no red or black to mark the deal
so no-one knows who came up short.
No black or white beneath the steel

that armors us against the zeal
of enemies outside our fort.
No beating hearts to help us feel

emotions that may not be real,
sensations that we love to court.
No black or white beneath the steel

encasing us, as we reveal
our makers' choice was to import
no beating hearts to help us feel.

We pass the altar, but can't kneel.
Design parameters support
no black or white beneath the steel,
no beating hearts to help us feel.

--for Poefusion
image courtesy of Wongster121

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1 comment:

Michelle Johnson said...

No beating hearts to make us feel. Sometimes I wish that were the case. That way one could move away from a situation they didn't like and not be scarred. Nice villanelle. Have a nice day.