De:us Ex Machina


Cue the giant claw, enter stage left, to rescue her from his clutches. Cue the rush of raw tears. Cue the thrush of long years against tired skin. Cue the begin again, enter stage right, fight for something greater than that last lonely monologue. Cue the music swell. Cue the hard tell of story in an eyebrow twitch. Cue the bait and switch and the madcap misunderstanding. Cue the audience clap. Cue the righteous fall and the painful landing. Cue the hapless heroine and the mustached villain. Cue acts I through V, tedious, inspired, absurd.
Cue the small girl just wanting to be heard.
And seen.


April PAD, day 3.

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7 Responses to De:us Ex Machina

  1. billgncs says:

    of course that’s the cue for the hero to arrive 🙂

  2. dianadomino says:

    Ah yes. Lovely. ❤

  3. ihatepoetry says:

    Inventive, clever and vulnerable. Well done.

  4. “in an eyebrow twitch” – nice. I would cut the madcap misunderstanding!
    I like the way this seems like orders that have to be followed – like given from a computer or machine of some sort.

  5. drpkp says:

    Breath- taking literally… Those last lines left me without breath.

  6. Vince Gotera says:

    “De:us” … great pun with your name in the title. Wow wow wow. So much resonating in that ending. Beautiful. And … don’t cut “madcap misunderstanding.”

  7. Shawna says:

    Dang, girl. Your writing is phenomenal!

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