machine-made men

you will find the best spaces
for this conversation in our dreams – there, you’re tied to nothing and
your tongue can tap the roof of your mouth in digital motion – up/down, on/off – there’s
no transition point to measure.
we speak in the binary of zeros and ones, and-ing and or-ing to counter the threat of artificial
intelligence against the direction of our foreheads and
this is how we’re going to fight the attack:
we will take the aggregate of our finite spaces and conjure infinite power against the artificial voltages.
the plan is sure – to conquer a machine, you become a robot.

Novisi Dzitrie

Novisi Dzitrie was born to Ghanaian parents in Kakata, Liberia. His poems appear in Prairie Schooner’s Fusion 9, and the Writers Project of Ghana anthologies Look Where You Have Gone to Sit and According to Sources. His short story “Chi Chi Voices” was published by Lawino Magazine (December 2015).

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