Canvas

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Deus Ex machina

Kimberly Do


Yet truth has been found in a pious scene,
Where men laugh with mirth while living in woe.
They have found their god, their working machine.

Automated bloodshot eyes see no light.
These glass screens blink without kindness aglow,
Yet truth has been found in a pious scene.

Taught and wiry arms do not plead but fight
Humanity to bless a status quo.
They have found their god, their working machine.

Mechanical heartbeats hum with wan might;
Copper blood relays an immortal show.
Yet truth has been found in a pious scene.

Where digital conceit renders delight,
Theology annexes bravado.
They have found their god, their working machine.

They are those machines that will work in spite
Of mechanical lives run by 1 0
Yet truth has been found in a pious scene:
They have found their god, their working machine.


Kimberly Do is a sixteen-year-old sophomore at Strawberry High School, and is also an International Baccalaureate student. Although she is invested in numerous technological projects, she loves to read and illustrate. She enjoys spending time with her best friend and listening to music on a daily basis.

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