When fantasy was lost from Fênix, the residents fled, but Sorry and an anxious storyteller were left behind. Sorry, formerly known as Madeleine, is possibly an extraterrestrial. She warned that an electrical dystopia was on the way, bringing polarized chaos and wild electricity. The storyteller has agreed to accompany Sorry to a possible sanctuary. Part one is here.
We travelled mostly southward, and through
rust holes in the floor of Sorry’s Subaru,
I watched the gravel bumping past beneath us.
I might have slept if not for armadillo anxiety.
I’d glimpsed a sign, Beware of Armadillos,
and now the tawdry scrub had morphed into
a thundering armor-plated herd.
The Subaru veered restlessly from roadside ditch to pothole,
and Sorry answered questions no-one asked.
The armadillos have webbed and woven harnesses.
The tiny sephine spiders are their pale riders,
their petty thinking always in control,
while the bolder thoughts are trapped in Klein bottles,
neither in nor out.
In the dusty distance, an overpass was crossing
bridges in a freeze-frame motion tangle,
and the land above was a pretentious
Lightning left the ground and flashed upward to the sky,
the blind storms opened, and a shower of the recently dead
descended, returning to an altitude of less fluidity,
I paid scant attention. In a vision, I was seated at a desk,
wondering if a dream could hold a dream within itself.
- Subaru (Mitsubishi): I have no opinion about possible rusting. Rust has not caused important bits to fall off any vehicles I have driven.
- Klein bottles are one-sided surfaces, without an inner and an outer surface, or a boundary. It is best not to use them for wine.
- The brightly visible feature of lightning is the return stroke from ground to cloud.
artwork Cloud study (part), made by VEE, the visual evolution engine, with EMMA, an entropy min-max add on.