monotony by Mark A. Fisher


he sits upon a concrete sidewalk
watching aliens in business suits
sliding calculatingly down neon streets
sniffing wistfully at every
street corner ramen shop
considering each infraction of AI law
displayed in puddled reflections
down every rain-washed alleyway
filled with the crippled and demented
simulacra of the restless dead
without worlds enough
with nothing but time
and the patience of a mountain
caught in an infinite loop
still waiting for her return


Image Credit: Tokyo alley – Cyberpunk 2077 vibes – Ramen shop (Etsy/adjacentfuture)

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