I (Heart) Roadkill Drones
There is a man with roadkill
and he makes those stiff kitties
into drones and FB told me and
the comments are mostly appalled
(137K of them) and I think
he is a beautiful maker of time
machines because Drones
because their flight skipped
some important questions like Who
how & why and we gave up nude
sunbathing and sex with the lights on
and hiding underground heroes
and unbombed ancient cities – oops
a few schools–
before we asked before we thought
much before we noticed how hard & putrid
I wrote "I (Heart) Roadkill Drones" after a friend shared a link on Facebook, and I watched a video about an artist and taxidermist fusing their technologies with drone technology. Their project was such a perfect metaphor for the prolific use of drones that the poem was written quite quickly, and I tried to match their tongue-in-cheek tone as best I could.
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