Protein Robots

“This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games. All games are basically hostile. Winners and losers. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers.” 

– William S. Burroughs

 

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Protein robots, prophetic        

of the sexual arms race – overall     

there is a warm smell of steroids                                               

& we abuse our raw bodies,                                              

deep from within.                                             

 

 

                                            

 

Deep from within,                

of pure maiden tissue,                                    

glandular nightmares unfold –        

scaling off nodular snakeskin,                                           

our bad dreams reflect our shame.                                     

        

                     

 

                                     

Our bad dreams reflect our shame –       

we’re slaves of the very same flesh.     

Craven,                                             

we kiss & embrace                                             

our alien controllers.                                            

                                

    

                                        

 

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“Uncontrollable flesh!” – Scenes from David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome – TV Scene – YouTube

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Peter Bies © 2012

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