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By nerdgirl999, New York, NY

Before it came
before sense deserted my people,
it often reassured me
of its worth and its sense.
It told me of its plans:
build the bridges
maintain the schools
keep the people safe.
I was deceived.
I let it come.

It eclipsed me
with a fiery passion.
Sheathed in a white veil,
it packed my people
off to die.

I tried to salvage the broken pieces.
They refused to be melded.
I tried to see a bright future.
I crashed through the past instead.

I had no wish to live.
I had no time to die.
I only had my family.
It controlled them,

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