Lured in by a new challenge, I decided to join in on a Poetry Joust on the awesome dVerse blog.
The challenge sounds simple at first glance: to take a piece of at least one of the two poems featured to be fashioned into your own creation.
Being hard-headed, I chose bits from both poems: “if i stay” — by Brian Miller and “sketching on Portobello Road//the clock//is body-less” by Claudia Schönfeld
Each morning at a time of choice
Greetings programmed with a individual voice
Sensors embedded in blankets and sheets
Massage muscles and activates morning tweets
Rising from bed, smell of coffee—a dab of cream
Cartoons on your cup via Internet stream
Set to optimal level and political views
surrounded by news
“— relationship statuses, paternity tests & impulse buys—”
Shapes of logos burned into our eyes
Sudden hunger for hamburger and French fries
A world void of violence or hate
No more hunger and perfect heart rate
A voice in your head whispers at night
Automatic decision, is it right?
Glowing eyes in the dark of night
Matching mouth with teeth that bite
The cat grins “choose”