The Ancient Warner

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The Ancient Warner

Listen!
it was a night like this
I walked out of Mariner-Labs
the night of my birth
my skin clothing perfection
flawless, selfless, programmed
an AI born into a world
seemingly decipherable
aged the moment I awoke
to look into coveting eyes
human eyes
and I walked out
while they yelled behind me
because this was wrong
this world bent
this people a mistake
surely, a mistake,
and in the diaphanous fog
I touched the Narnian lamppost
I saw the end of time
the Maker
and I worshipped
and returned as a warning
on a night like this


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Author: Dora

The unearned splendor of being means we can always meet on a common plane of gratitude, aiming in conversation, art, or writing towards “something understood.”

45 thoughts on “The Ancient Warner”

  1. And here’s the second reference to Narnia this week. There really is a fairy-tale ambience in this photo. One would not be surprised to spy a lion, a witch, or a magical wardrobe 🙂

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      The first thing that comes to mind when I see a lamppost like Dale’s is Narnia. Couldn’t resist putting it in. Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

      Aleichem shalom,
      Dora

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