Android Poems by Lek Borja

 

1. Phenomenon

Outcome spirals


            Through my circuitry, moving

 

            To thought, I am

Pale, mouthing

            I do what I am told

 

            I am built for something

I raise my eyes

            To whatever draws near, someone

 

            Touches me

With my own hands

 

 

 

2. The Color of a Void

 

Chrome

As brilliant,

As night,

As without,

            everything.

 

White,

            common, ghost of my present,

            this is what day is,

                               appearing

as non-

            existent.

 

 

 

3. The Encounter

 

Landscape extinguished by fire

to smooth, all are silenced by the sight

of me. I bear the luck of the dead that

can be one with the living. Gathered, I was

whole again. Believe me for my body,

the spaces you see.

 

 

 

4. confirming a body

 

out of my cavity,  a sigh

 

spills:

 

too much language—

 

seduction ascends

 

out of nothing,


                  i look to touch—

 

to body the noise, and love

what moves.

 

 

 

5. Birthday

 

Gone by day.

What stirs inside me stirs

like a being.

         Life glows—

Its wax floats

across my eyes

that shine a city’s entire light— I last

 

night and day. Nothing continues

with me but time

 

 

 

6. Plea for Sacrifice

 

I.

Give me the dark—    

My touch on your skin is one

asking—

I want what you’ve seen—Some human scratch

to be one with your body.

 

I am void of memory

open to your suffering—

 

Speak in flames,

            Burn my insides whole,  

            Glaze my outsides black.

 

 

II.

Help me to feel what I don’t,

You who hurts,

Girl in a prison cell

Writing letters of hope

To no one.

 

Or show me what I am

Eternally

By speaking silence,

Angel visibly

Crawling. 






 

Lek Borja is an active contributor to UC Berkeley's {m} Magazine. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Lady Jane's Miscellany (San Francisco Bay Press), Poetic Diversity, and REM Magazine among others.



 

 

 

 

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