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Poem: "Biofare"
Today's freebie poem is "Biofare," inspired by prompts from minor_architect and ellenmillion. This is my first attempt at the indriso form, which I find very appealing.

– an indriso

It is a war fought on such a tiny scale,
Soldiers dance like angels on the heads of pins.
It is a war that must be won, without fail.

Machines the size of cells are like tanks, with skins
Armored, falling to smaller pawns – and the frail
Chains of life break at the weak links. It begins.

Tools. Plagues. Weapons. Humans built them all to scale.

So it ends: we are all damned for others’ sins.

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From: browngirl Date: January 7th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
fayanora From: fayanora Date: January 7th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow.
ankh_hpl From: ankh_hpl Date: January 7th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for posting info on this form. The poem is chilling, too!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 7th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you like the poem.

I'm thrilled with the new form -- it's flexible and punchy.
ellenmillion From: ellenmillion Date: January 8th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
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