A Play for A Synthesizer
(translated from Russian by the author)

a mechanical voice speaks for two: at first sounds
deep and hoarse: I liked it before: but not now:
now I like something else: now it's fine: the way
it should be: to be better: it's better: the other way:

the voice mutates: climbs in pitch: now I got it:
the face transpires the mask: the face changes:
when one can't see it: it's hard to figure out: what
you think: how to see: the real you: now I see

now it's different: the voice slides lower: yes: yes:
that's what I mean: to see things: with somebody
else's eyes: it's great: but you gotta be ready:
I wasn't: I've changed: now I am: and it's all fair:

thank you: love: is such a precious feeling: and so
well-armed: a metallic echo interferes: grows louder:
drowns the voice: the voice struggles to break
through at the top volume:

HONEY: LISTEN:
I HEAR GREAT NEWS: LUXURY CONDOS ARE
AVAILABLE ON BRIGHTON BEACH

 

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