Tagged: science fiction

in the early days of

in the early days of
discovering
teleportation, people flocked
in and out of
cities, towns, endangered
ecosystems, any
place they could
imagine.
not even six months
in, people began
to make up new and old
excuses for why they
couldn’t drop in on
loved ones, spend any
more time than before
teleportation – tractor-beam
malfunction, severed spatial
eliminator widgets, quantum
dissociation syndrome,
the cost, work, dog duties.
the excuses couldn’t
have imagined better
champions, we can
stop imagining teleportation
.
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we are alien

we are alien
invaders to the
heart, programmed
with the sticky
business of
terraforming one
another’s ecosystem –
it takes so much
discipline to
flourish together
.
20160805:0729
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like strangers

like strangers
in the park, two
levels of waiting
bump into
each other –
a chess game
poised

towards the
winning fixed
action pattern,
a veteran player
poised
into Asimov’s
hard science future
.
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