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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Only in reality

I wouldn't survive a narrative
Of horror or action or fantasy
Of an inevitable apocalypse 
Or a horrifying dystopian future
Or a past plague without vaccine
My body would be the first to fall
At best I'm the supporting character
The one you knew wouldn't make it
I'm not the character that lives
But today isn't fiction and modern life means
My broken body has advanced medicine
My flawed mind is of corporate value
My imperfect self thrives in this reality.