To Awaken the Machine
by John M. Kopet

It was man’s love for the machine
that had awakened the dream
and the machine arose above man
and claimed the land.

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Now the twenty-second century
is so dark and cold,
life so weary,
life so old.
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For the coming shadow has stolen the light
yet you never see stars (when comes the night?)
for all dark is our plight,
with nowhere to take flight.

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(all dark is our plight)
(nowhere to take flight)

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