The city has no interest in my breathing,
it contaminates my lungs with anti-air,
infuses them with vacuum.
Yet, should I leave this wretchedness,
to find a place where burnt-out cars
are overgrown with vines,
where the breeze blows allergens
and dust, and determined insects
seek comfort in my flesh,
my heart would be tormented.
Subtle beauty binds me here:
the sun hazed lemon green
and violet rose, tawdry billboards
to glorify the gaudy,
and in the streets,
discarded discount furniture
at rest on tired mattresses.
I was chatting with Antimony,
the once and future android,
the goddess of the godless,
recently delivered from Amazon.
She hadn’t said a word so far,
hadn’t even stirred from the couch,
although the brochure mentioned
cooking, cleaning, and washing.
Her eyes lit up in a waterless shade of blue.
Be quiet. You’re boring me excessively.
Long ago, I watched the proto-humans falling
from the neolithic skies, trembling leaves
torn from the world tree's branches.
I touched the truth in every heart
before its reconstruction.
Now put the kettle on
and make me a cup of tea.
Travels in Annandale.
Who do you love, Antimony? The image was created with VEE, the Visual Evolution Engine, which does not employ standard Artificial Intelligence techniques to mimic existing art, but seeks the realm of the unimagined. The figures were created with VEE and ALISA, Adaptive Layered Image Synthesis.
The Opensea NFT, including unlockable content consisting of a high-quality digital image not available on-line, is here. And here is some information on a couple more single artworks with similar NFTs (and a dash of poetry): The Loss of Angels and Dream Fall.