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   A summer sky of canned clouds

with artificial, just-add-water blue,

oceans of cellophane,

rivers of glass

full of rubber-scaled fish;

green shag carpet

lines the ground

strewn with delicate flowers

of cardboard and paper bright.

Wind-up stuffed animals

scurry about

performing on calico, nylon trees;

and mechanical people walk around

programmed to eternally appear content.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Clear_Skies said...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Hmm. This is well-written, but I tend to think that the clouds are supposed to be there, and animals aren't wind-up. Besides, would it matter if we were programed to always think we were content? I mean, as long as people think that they are content, why not leave them that way? It's not like it would make such a difference if we only thought we were content instead of actually being content. Oh, also, I tend to think that I'm organic, not mechanical.
 
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