Ashley Colley

Here in this silent
silenced center

protesters prone
in a ring of cops demo

A little bug on its back
wiggles a conscience its
baffled mechanics’

soft program—Whose
structural model is this?

Thus the prisoner speaks
between proxy and portrait:

O mutable
program, borders atremble

I perhaps rewrote them, perhaps
subbed dying for program

In private I pose as
transparent lust system

Desiring subject, alive though
shaky within