Tuesday 11 October 2022

Government Guidelines: Failure to Report

by Nick Gisburne

A twenty-cycle sanitation clone,
Your septic saturation point is reached.
Significant decay to blood and bone
Is terminal. Your body must be bleached.
Unauthorised, a failure to report
For purging at the public poison pool
Is noted by the Corporation Court.
A clone who spurns the system is a fool.
The sabotage of protein product bins
Was DNA-identified to you.
You shame a system weary of your sins,
A traitor to the cells from which you grew.
    Whatever dirt or defect stains your line,
    Be certain we will slice it from your spine.