The Ultimate Machine

She was waiting for that phone
So she can contact different plains
the past the present the future –
and everything in between
and put the wrong to right
that ultimate (device)
that defies the boring and the mundane
She was so grossly accustomed to
right here and now
so where was this
how long in coming (long time coming)
this machine
that unwraps to the touch of thought
the intention conveying the need
responding to the stimulus
of a thought
that would be good
especially if you are absolutely,
absolutely alone
waiting for the aliens
to come.

By Sharmini Jayawardena

Illustration by Sumiitra Yiohan Sooriaarratchi

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