an engineering rush (i) :: oh gods

computer games

the designers
create the world
write the storyline
revise revise
and vanish

the players
run the script
save restart
slaughter the guilty

our immediate gods
are utterly powerful
and uninvolved
or taking part
might stop the universe
and bugger off

the ancient greeks were right

and the ancient jews
their old god our old god
the still alive but dying god
metas up a world
to be the simulators' god
if that's what they decide

the message remains
the mechanism can be repeated
so what

and if you play a simulation game
where you're an active god
interfering answering
does this create an artificial world
with priests embarrassed
by fact

all the gods could well be real
theology's got more complex

image: poem


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image: set Hear

new scientist
a song so dire
the argument
another bitch
recreated arts
the game
oh gods
rushed off


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