The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
Spurred by an article my dad sent me about an insect that has naturally-occurring mesh gears in its legs, but informed mostly by my own long-standing desire to cheat death by becoming a cyborg before I succumb to aging and disease.
Some maladjustment causes the allergies I have experienced all of my life
My eyes have high mileage, they're losing their range like an old, over-utilized piece of elastic
Repairs and maintenance, obvious downsides of being a hundred percent organic
I'd like to add a GPS directly to my frontal lobe
A set of wheels, retractable, inside my new metallic feet
A bit of extra memory would be a welcome brain expansion
Technology is evolution as the future is unfurled
Copyright © 2013 by Dave Grossman
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