Sonnet: The Gods of Horror Among Us
by John Kendall Hawkins
The real virus is people who think they're gods;
such Dr. Frankensteins are on the loose
everywhere. Brain implants? What the f*ck
was Elon Musk thinking? Club Joy Luck
designs CRISPR babes: stuff to cook our goose.
Gain-of-function breakouts. What are the odds?
Google in charge of the quantum machines.
I even heard that chemtrails may be real.
Bezos wants cul-de-sacs in outer space.
Dunno, maybe I'm stepping out of place,
but I'm not yet ready to put out a squeal --
some pig implanted with Musk's CRISPR genes.
Shelley's monster leaps from thaw floe to floe.
The Titanic is going down real slow.
(Article changed on Jul 19, 2021 at 8:36 AM EDT)