Tin Man

Tin man heartbeat pumping

Ones and zeroes:


Light/shadow in sequence

Never both – XOR.


Elation to despair

To empathy,

To ‘I don’t care’.

Senseless beating;

Two parts unmeeting.

Plug me in

To your grand design –

Let my heart begin,

Set to your mechanical time;

Nanoseconds drawn out

By the eternity of you.

Electric elastic erasure of doubt.


Send me back

To your factory of faith;

Where robots return,

Hard drives are erased;

Reprogrammed reality –

Just a touch of head space.


Replace all that I knew,

Grinding gears to refrain;

No more black or blue –

Tin man lives again.

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