Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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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.


Biofare
– 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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