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Monsters don’t appear from nowhere

but because of a nefarious game

tainting the minds of young people.


Gone was the idea that the innocent

were safe and secure; Doom arrived

as a midnight guest at the arts centre.


I fell into a dark spiral of paranoia,

can't stop the anxiety, am sending out

coded messages with my mind. I'm ready


for another round, it has been years

since my last trauma. Lift your eyes to

the answers, create a purpose and plan;


everywhere you turn there are warnings

about widespread evil, characterised by

unwanted thoughts and obsessions.


We’ve seen it. All the signs are visible

if you know how to look for it and are

unable to discern fantasy from reality.


'Now we have machines to do our dreaming for us.'

   – Angela Carter, The Virago Book of Fairy Tales


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Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University, the editor of Stride magazine, and contributing editor to International Times. He is a widely published poet whose most recent poetry books are Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017) and A Confusion of Marys (Shearsman, 2020). He has edited anthologies for Salt, Shearsman and KFS, written for academic journals such as Punk & Post-Punk (which he is on the editorial board of), and contributed to books about David Lynch, Brian Eno and Industrial music.


Of the two poems featured here, Rupert says:


‘One poem  is to do with disinformation and the myth of ‘Satanic attacks’, the other about the possible rise of AIs, machines and information, a social menace.’

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