“we are all energy” by M. Darusha Wehm

come back to your cyborg offspring
connected and singular
with their freedom and incomprehensible slang
you fear they no longer need you
that they no longer even recognize you
as a common species

when they say hope
they mean effort

the sunset is still beautiful
to augmented eyeballs
infrared and shining
numinous
the eye of the beholder
is irrelevant

this is the fundamental difference
thinking life is what happens to you
or making a life out of days
why be content with tedious evolution
and its random mutations
for statistically insignificant improvements

it’s never too late
if there’s still a spark
to make yourself out of something


M. Darusha Wehm is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job, as well as twelve novels, several poems, and many short stories. Originally from Canada, Darusha lives in Wellington, New Zealand, after spending several years sailing the Pacific.
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