Lost In The Transition
Arthur Derek and Robert Chancer
Bridgeman Downs, Queensland
From each memory I keep within the frame, all appear different but I’m not the same,
Outside the flesh and inside the bone, am I still the man those memories had sewn?
Emotions are gone and mind torn apart, is it human to have this hard of a heart?
Though my body is mortal, my mind is machine, to be clear of this shell eternity is gleaned,
More clockwork my being, with each passing day, when from humanity did I start to stray?
The mechanical world is free of repression, emotions once were, now a digital expression,
Sensation of touch, once a beautiful thing, within my cold circuits hast not lost its sting,
Burnt out from connection my life of disdain, the illusion of consciousness, my positronic brain,
Thought turned to data, digital decay, nanotron despot I must obey,
To escape my impurity I descend deep inside, now I’m lost in transition, am I one with the hive?
Bio: Arthur says this piece is a collaborative effort between himself and Robert Chancer which describes the inner turmoil of a man as he transitions from man to machine.