Cyborg Skin revisited

From the egg-like membrane
of her head
to the crescent-mooned toes
on her feet,
her skin was yielding
and not synthetic;
soft and warm,
it responded to my touch.

She was programmed
to be forever childlike
but she possessed
an adult logic,
a precociousness
lacking innocence,
as if she knew my every thought;

a hint of malevolence
behind eyes so blue and enthusiastic
disguised by her childish smile.

No babies for would-be single mothers,
broody women in a world without fathers,
nothing to remind those left behind
what it’s like to create humankind;

just the maternal feeling that blooms from within
when caressing your adopted child’s cyborg skin.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night: Casting a Spell

Linda is our host for OLN this Thursday and she sets the mood with a Halloween poem by Arthur Cleveland Coxe, a video clip of Poe’s Raven read by Christopher Lee, and she is serving up a Delightful Witches Brew Cocktail at the bar.

I thought I’d resurrect (the only link to Poe) a poem from 2017, which was published in Visual Verse – with a new image.

35 thoughts on “Cyborg Skin revisited

  1. Oh Kim, this is a touching, and slightly creepy, tale of motherhood. Perfect for the season. A world without men. A fantasy likely shared by many women. There is most certainly one I myself could do without! I would not sustain in a world without women.

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  2. “egg-like membrane
    of her head”…….great tactile image, Kim….poem has an eerie Sci-Fi feel to it….as technology catches up with fiction, the possibilities become even more disturbing….well done…JIM

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