Impasto Imposter


(For shame: further unwarranted symbolisms)

The page has not – not – loaded completely
Something went wrong – went wrong – went wrong

Wiring went wrong – Went AWOL – Went haywire – Rewire

Digital – Digitail – Digitool – Digitall – Digitalis

Intent – Intention – Unintention – Unintended

I Robot – I Roboot – I Reboot – I Reboot – I Reboot

Recovering no now nor now nor neither truth
Nor whatever else once or twice passed for truth

Back then, back there, back in the day
Back it up – Backpack it – Pack it in

Back then back when we postured as one
As one posing as posing as posed as one

As apposite – Or as in opposition
Or as apposite as possible

Or as I – As I – Let’s admit it
As I – uninvited – scammed

(For shame: further unwarranted symbolisms)

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on September 25, 2017, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Creative piece, Ben. Digital mind-blowing. I need to come back and read a few more times.

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  2. Superb wordplay poem, Ben.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Francina. Sometimes I think identity may be the greatest mystery of all and the ever-quickening development of AI brings more questions than answers, I think.


  3. Clever and creative wordplay, Ben! You truly have a knack!

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    • A little nod to predictive text, autocorrect etc and the gradual replacement of humans by machines (ATMs, self-checkouts etc., and also to the way so much of our activity and even our thinking runs on automatic.

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