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The Ghost in the machine keeps ignoring me. What if this is the life we will lead.


Outside looking in, the door will not open.
I have received no calls for seven days.
This is not normal, perhaps I died
and they forgot to email the instructions.

I move again but the door continues
and ignores me. I know I am here,
watched by the camera, so somewhere
there is a watcher to prove my existence.

Perhaps the software is confused
because I am dead, but not yet deleted
or backed up maybe. How long
till a human voice tells me this is not right?

Press 1 for a list of options –
Sorry we do not recognise your voice.
Please hang up and try again.
Sorry, there is no record.

I follow you,
not here, yet
cold breath rolls across the shaft of light.