||6:00 pm||
I stare at your ivory coma
I talk to you just like any other day
In school I sat alone, but
Once you wake, we can go out and play.
I pull out the polaroids of you
And place them next to our old pictures
We’re both ghosts, faded out of the frame
It’s just our secret lake of tinctures, now.–
I take hold of your still hand
Can you remind me of my role?
Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of time
I have you safe in my soul.
||9:00 pm||
Painting your lifeless statue, I try to
Guess your birthmarks and scars
Your skin was softer than this
Or have I become too numb?
I playback your voice on tape
Extrapolate your entire vocal range
I can make you say things you never said
Make you sing me a lullaby.
I start programming your face
Surgical detail, your hair’s finest strands
Expressions that you didn’t show or know
I have them all memorized on my hands.
||12 midnight||
Seductive stimulus input, body twitch output
A recursion of our time in the bus
Learn deep, full control now
I can see, five minutes into the future.
Turn you off, turn you on
Dear reflector, don’t you worry
Your body, I have it all complied
An algorithm for this abstract allegory.
Finishing touch, bugs and glitches died, ribbon tied
Transcode, our time in the rain
The aggregate of all your being
I have it backed up in my brain.
command> run Pygmalion.prog;

process> Initiating first neural transfer...

process> Commencing personality download...

process> Running artificial intelligence unit...

result> Script successful in 1.34s at 12:45:32 am

command> call OpenEyes.func;

process> Invoking function from global package...

result> WARNING- FATAL ERROR: Function parameter package Summer2009.util 
and entity PTart.obj are just fiction. Run anyway? Y/N

command> Y

result> 62 errors and morphological faults found:

l8.c15, l10.c15, l12.c11, l15.c21, l24.c30

Script failed in 0.00s at 1:37:43 am

command> exit;

command> backup Pygmalion.prog, restore PygmalionB.prog;

result> Data retrieval unsuccessful

notice> Command line behaving abnormally, abort from workspace? Y/N

command> N, rewire System;

notice> WARNING: System state unstable. Rebooting now...

command> exit; 
command> exit;
command> exit; 
command> exit; 
command> exit; 
command> exit; 
command> exit; 
command> exit;
notice> Rebooting unconditionally in 3..... 2..... 1.....

Pleasure working with you. 

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Words and concept: CA
Artwork: TR
Inspiration: The Start of Something Beautiful by Porcupine Tree