How unprepared I was when midnight approached me by Emission of vivid green neon lights From the futuristic skyscrapers to my unworldly eyes But more imposing A suspended meteor in the sky Upon the decrepit city which never stood My arrival at Midnight City, my peculiar neighborhood Thumping tracks and frantic sirens Bombard tremendous fear in my senses Amid the resonating pantomime that cracks throughout my head Merciless cyborgs arrive from nowhere And threaten mankind with unthinkable weapons Their bleak empty eyes bring dogmatic order As my escalated fears enslave me well Inside the mechanical serpent that darts With endless slick demented rails On such a twisted mind, it begins to run Confused and addled, I have no control of this matter Only worries dwell my mind The arrival of this mysterious force is my greatest baffle Does this herald the degeneration of Gaia? What is this complex machinery that enslaves all men? Where does this designate human posterity and fate? What was done for an act of retribution? Does this unprecedented apocalypse null all human solutions?
In this dark tunnel, on a decrepit couch The dauntless train begins to screech with endless laughter As it tears tempestuously faster and faster Until all unearthly fluorescent lights blend together Thumping tracks and frantic sirens Eighty-six notches louder Alternating flashes of red and green Fourteen seconds prior A silhouette of a white demon projects from afar As it begins to approach us, its image ever becomes so bizarre Add a second of suspended silence of jest Before we scream and ensue The fatal crash
This poem is based on an epic nightmare I had years ago.