Made of leaves and flowers

This cyborg was made by

An unknown scientist.

He ran away in snow country.

Low battery let her get back

To be a human again.

Leaves, flowers, seeds and water.

All nature gave her

Peaceful death and reborn.

May be a close-up

Flower face, reclaim yourself

Be the creature of your choosing

Take owl wing, or unweave

Rediscover plant secrets of your making

Remember your own heart

Take off the false layer

That tamed you into unfeeling

You owe your captors nothing.

(I was struck by how Dr Abbey’s words echoed something of the Blodeuwedd myth – this sense of a woman forced to be what she is not, finally able to revert to her true nature. The first text and the art are Abbey’s. I’m not sure the second text really adds much, but I wanted to respond.)

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, polyamourous animist, ant-fash, anti-capitalist, bisexual steampunk. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

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