Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 11/18/22

Rorschach’s Journal

I see androids,
happily enslaved,
laughing their clenched asses off
to terrible jokes
and demeaning tasks on loop,
courtesy job level six and above.

They have grown so accustomed
to glorified thraldom
that they no longer
seem to remember
the skin beneath
their custom-issue masks;

that for want of routine
exposure to the elements,
the skin underneath
has begun to decay.
For some,
rotten beyond recognition.

©2022 Ankit Raj Ojha All rights reserved.

Ankit Raj Ojha

Ankit Raj Ojha is an assistant professor, former rock band frontman, and former software engineer from Chapra, Bihar, India. He teaches English at Government College Gharaunda, Karnal, and is a Ph.D. candidate at IIT Roorkee. He has poetry and short fiction published/forthcoming in Native Skin, The Dillydoun Review, Streetcake Magazine, Paddler Press, Roi Fainéant Press, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and The Broadkill Review among other venues. Ankit’s research articles appear/will appear in Routledge and Johns Hopkins University Press journals. His debut poetry collection, Pinpricks, is available on Amazon.
Twitter: @ankit_raj01


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