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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 22 – Redacted

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redacted

[immense power

an actual author
is
a perfect death

control the reader
spread
power

How does it all fit in?

different perspectives
use
the lie the idea the
work

identity and visibility
not dissimilar

readers cannot
realise
status

of communication
(often relegated
omitted)]

NaPoWriMo Day 9 – We/You

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We took ourselves and in our image
created something more.
We took our limits and our flaws
we took our hatred and our love
and created something different
but close enough to home.
We wanted you to fight our battles
we wanted you to be
the things that we could not.
We made you orphans, exiles, rejects
because that was what we were.
We gave you magic, gave you science
gave you everything between.
We gave you names of power
because our words had failed.
We didn’t know how much we needed you
and we know you were never real
— and we still do.

But sometimes
we see past your coloured clothing
we see past your troubled starts
we see past your endless reboots
we see past your every frame
of every page in which
we gave you life.
And sometimes
we look up and hope to see
ourselves in you.