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The Dream of the Hybrid Electric Woman
I hang, tired; I am stuck in a loop:
a workhorse and a thwarted feat
of engineered beauty
and beautiful engineering.
Imagine what my guts must resemble
when spilled on the sofa:
steamy and silicone as a sex toy.
I put out more accurate predictive outputs
than the guts of goats. Cut me
open and I will calculate
the probabilities stitched in your palms.
Sitting still and unzipped
I am admirable, obedient. Foreboding.
Sew my eyes closed
and I will rapid-dream you
some hybrid sheep,
beautiful as they are sheepish;
hungry as they are delicious.
©2015 K.I. Press, reprinted by permission from Exquisite Monsters, Turnstone Press (Winnipeg, MB).
K.I. Press is a Winnipeg writer. Her fourth book of poetry, Exquisite Monsters, came out with Winnipeg’s Turnstone Press in 2015. She teaches in the Creative Communications program at Red River College.
The Winnipeg Free Press will be running poems by Manitoba poets every weekday in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. The NPM in the WFP Project was edited by Ariel Gordon.