“Dys-illusion” by Siobhan Dunlop

Started out simply, like everyone else.

<head>

<body>

Okay, separation of mind and body.

<head>

</head>

<body>

</body>

A basis for a webpage, but lacking something.

<head>

<thoughts>

</head>

<body>

</body>

There’s still something not quite right.

<head>

<thoughts>

<who the fuck am i>

</thoughts>

</head>

<body>

<something wrong???>

</body>

Well shit, that’s throwing up an error.

<head>

<thoughts type=”no identity crisis”>

<pretending to have a sense of self>

</thoughts>

</head>

<body>

<ignoring body>

</body>

That’ll do.

 

Siobhan Dunlop is a UK-based poet and book blogger with poems published in 404 Ink, Pixel Heart, Re-Analogue, meanwhile magazine, Crêpe & Penn, 3 Moon, Vamp Cat and The Speculative Book 2019, and a short story about an all-female Henry IV production in an LGBT Shakespeare anthology. They love reworking classic texts in new ways and reading about tech, currently work teaching people digital things, and can be found on Twitter under @fiendfull and online at fiendfullyreading.com

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