• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 10
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'Battery at 4%. Seven minutes remaining.
Plug in now or find another power source.'
Make-up makes it all better, of course.
Even when every sky is raining
and the foundation washes from your pores;
your lips just require re-staining.

You remember TV’s comforting tale:
"Everything is better with Coke."
If only it was that easy: hitch up the sail
and escape. The ship soon becomes a wreck.
A day in the sun is worth your soul.
A shore of breakers. MTV Spring Break.

Let’s not get to analytical
and let the pigs feed from the trough
The pig is unclean, and in Biblical
times you might have considered the truth
of being here with them. 'Battery critical:
your device will now switch off.'