Your third life starts the split second you die
from a vaccination gone awry. Consolation:
consciousness restored from a lifetime of metadata
hoarded on Google servers. Virtual no more,
a superhuman subroutine emerges from
primordial digital soup, an avatar so flawless
your lover and mother barely notice
the quiet fleck of death gleaming somewhere
just beyond pale blue eyes.
ANDY LEE is a Toronto-based poet, lyricist and member of the Writers Guild of Canada. An award-winning writer, he is the recent recipient of a Toronto Arts Council grant and is currently working on his first collection of poetry and music.