Actuated by Officiousness

he realized, even in his panic he had not wanted to smudge the creamy paper by shutting the book while the ink was wet.

1984-Orwell

 

It makes no difference

how to resist. Winston

 

Smith knew brain washing is

easier to recognize

 

from the outside.  Question how

your own perception is managed.  By Thought

 

Police or algorithms…by some bot programed

to respond like you—after analyzing your internet

 

behaviors with a computer program—in order to wish

loved ones happy birthday, even after the flesh

 

sending the message has turned into food for insects

and worms. A forever repeating greeting,

 

that even in death, the voice can be made real by words

formed. Voice is infinite for the finite flesh.