Uncanny Valley

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

What if robots are taking over us? Or maybe, it's something else?

Where is everyone?

 

I feel strange…

 

Or is it them, the ones,

 

Staring at me,

 

Straight ahead and estranged?

 

Their eyes just dead.

 

Their skin, 

 

Looks

 

Porcelain.

 

Like bleached tones,

 

Home never felt home.

 

Just a house.

 

A house,

 

Full of unknown people – 

 

People?

 

Robots, they move,

 

Robotically,

 

Systematically,

 

Cynically.

 

My dad and my brother,

 

My sister and my mother,

 

Felt unknown,

 

Like the stares of a garden gnome,

 

They just stare,

 

Steadily,

 

But it feels deadly,

 

Somehow,

 

Like an uncanny valley.

 

Their eyes once blue,

 

Once a colorful hue

 

But now –

 

I can’t say,

 

Like they’re filled with

 

Melancholy,

 

No, no, not even that – 

 

Somehow,

 

Like an uncanny valley.

 

Ah, why does it,

 

Fucking feel suffocating?

 

This is just – 

 

Fucking, is life fucking with me?

 

I feel so – 

 

Shitty, so, so shitty.

 

Blood,

 

Crimson blood,

 

I’m human.

 

Ah, I tripped.

 

No, no, no…!

 

I didn’t!

 

The window broke!

 

Broken – 

 

Broken by them!

 

Someone help!

 

Help! Me…!

 

Like an uncanny valley,

 

They stare at me,

 

So strangely….

 

Like a humanoid body – 

 

Robots taking over me.

 

WHO ARE YOU?


Submitted: March 25, 2021

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