an ending, of sorts
elbow room, the new condo, unfettered views
bespoke micro climate. smart glass windows
subjugate seasons into year long spring.
analysts war-gamed climate tactics, coded
nanoscale lasers, cauterised carbon price
controls, seeded investment algorithms
with software tricksters — nailed my bonus!
sick holiday perks! Firm’s Caribbean resort’s
next gen immersive VR suites. salute! locheim!
burnt the adrenaline rush in the home gym, hit
on a hot virtual tinder bod, ordered Uber-eats.
— out on New York streets, Lilliputian puppets
scuttle on Westside footpaths, swarm
at metro stops, Ubers in black military chic
prowl, evening traffic gridlocks. storm’s closed fast
— internet’s down, scrap tinder date. plan B
vodkas on ice, living room telescope, cruise
Manhattan’s high rise windows’ smorgasbord
virtual intimacies, a twist of the lens away
insects trapped in the viewer’s ambergris.
city power grid’s crashed. Uber-eats is late —