impowerished

free-form salvation has a name:
diminishment
trading in of dwindling oscillations
to finance an absolute flat line

latched onto every junction
well-wishing leeches salivate alms
every little bit helps

a deprivation hallelujah
thin air coins for the deoxygenator
tokens of my depreciation

a decrease in degrees
feeding off the scraps of scarcity
depletion is replete with the shards
left of the nails that scratched the walls

executed like traitor dominoes
it’s death by rewiring squad
ready aim abate

perpetually assured starvation
sustained by recycled half-bodies
like a scavenger without a prayer

a decrease in degrees
feeding off the scraps of scarcity
depletion is replete with the shards
left of the nails that scratched the walls

it’s death by rewiring squad


The trick in some of the wordplay in The Ouroboros Tweak is in phonetics.  “Impowerished” may seem like a bad pun or a horrible re-writing of a word, but read it out loud and there you have it.

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