forcing a reboot of this machine


panic escape into a black hole
trapped by a new independence

an old friend brings a sun filled holiday
another brings a mushroom cloud
a welcome respite from old memories
even as success slips away

old perspectives flicker away
to be rejoined by three new wise men
old promises eroded by the wind
forcing a reboot of this machine

forgotten promises return in a new life
the games amnesia suddenly terminated
obsessed with recalling what was already known
until that too fades beneath the sand

the eternal rises like a new sun
our independence regained in the light

all memories aflame in our minds
as promises are broken
and fade again

our sleepless eyes grew heavy