It’s been three billion years
since my baby’s gone
Our atoms traveled galaxies –
were locked in ice caves underground
C’mon Angel,
rejoin me in this form

Can’t sing
Can’t speak
Can’t sleep
Can’t dream
Barely detect a heartbeat

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.
Attack ships on fire
off the shoulder of Orion.

I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark
near the Tannhäuser Gate.
All these moments lost in time
like tears in rain.

Now there’s devils in the zeros
and there’s devils in the ones
Devils hiding in my mind
Come on, Devils,
Come on out
wherever you are.

O Lord release me
and all of my kind
O I beseech thee
be we void or divine

© 2023.
* – Excerpt “Tears in Rain” monologue. Blade Runner. 1982.