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.