Even Angels Will Fall
the day we finally moved into the e-world
we discovered many could not handle the transition.
We put their virtual bodies into zip file institutions
on the slim possibility that one day we could wake them.
The first weeks were all about the candle-lit vigils
but eventually we just got on with it.
Some of us flourished, especially those who hadnt
had much truck with reality to begin with.
We programmed our own laws of physics.
I became a blonde angel modelled on one Id seen
in an old-school TV ad for antiperspirant.
I landed on the pavement next to my ex
but he had missed the point entirely
and was still bitter and old and unimpressed
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