Light startles the eye, lids splitting like stone fast cooled in the desert.
one second, two
... clarity striking, a world rendered unfathomable
descending into the sea of chaos; unreasoning, uncaring.
Even as one watches, all that ever was evolves into a box three metres by three:
the cage we chose, condemning machine and servant, punishing the flesh.
Blink just once and the screen our prisons bequeath explodes,
a trillion particles of
- stress -
merging with brain matter, running riot through straining blood vessels,
hammering on a suicide plunge towards glorious oblivion.