Neuva Shikaga by Logan Thrasher Collins

Neuva Shikaga
Logan Thrasher Collins

the simulated metropolis Neuva Shikaga
passes planet Saturn
on a spherical substrate
no larger than a peach

the lost city Neuva Shikaga
is encrypted
with an uncomputable lock
making the souls within
irretrievable

i’ve often wondered
if my ghost still thinks of me
after all
time runs rapidly in the sim

by now
my virtual clone
will have existed in Neuva Shikaga
for ninety thousand years

living and learning under the glitter
of kaleidoscopic lampshades
and gossamer skyscrapers

my ghost may have
engineered revolutions
and found love and seen
luminescent miracles

inside the electronic microcosm
Neuva Shikaga

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