I live in a rectangle and it is the purity of the world in which I live. The
        sea surrounds the sun-silver walls which slithers radioactive junkie
        degenerates. Sklaaaaaatch, skraaaaaaaawww, shhhhhhhhhhlaaap of
        the tearing and pouring of blood, flesh and lime cascading from                                       
        The sun-silver walls SHOOT five metres to the sun of the kingdom.
        Government instruments penetrate with see-rays and battle with blood
        cameras that spray psychoactive substances to diffuse and disorient
        the opponent.
        “Tut-tut” I mutter. “A warthog-in-mud tactic”.
        Someone shouts from criss-cross metallic megaphones.
        Government vehicles stride the sky with beeps, blips and clicks
        permeating from slits in the high-beam lights. The council cleaners
        strip the Government Manufactured & Crafted 1905-vintage wallpaper
        that is pasted onto the firmament. Waste is compressed into structure-
        cubes cut in 2cm intervals.

        The dettol lake sucks up the dirt-germs sourced from a constellation
        of abscesses held in various city hospitals. The three-amigo
        checkpoints filter the scum-particles held in the backseat of a vomit-
        car dropped into the dettol lake.
        Behind, moving electric benches support statues which secrete white
        blood cells magnified-physical 2000 times. Autoclaves line the edges
        of the horizon. Steam puff furtive.
        “Steam the air and strip it bare, boys.”
        All drugs anti-cover the 5-metre perimeter of my bedroom. All anti-this
        and anti-that. Anti-histamines, anti-biotics, anti-septics and anti-
        psychotics. But I have no need for any of these, rolling as my brain
        does, no contaminants required nor sprayed mind/fur-altering
        microbes. (they fill the shelves). It’s all anti-life. But purity and sterility
        wash the hands that forsake the filth. Eyes in an evil (they pierce the
        mirror) to which I stare in Kafka horror. My body is completely encased.
        I am becoming a germ.


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