In an eternity of induced sleep,
I have changed. And just think, it only took
An eternity! What a giant leap
For me! What a great leap forward! I shook
The branches of the tree of life and I
Have eaten the fruit of knowledge. No more
Weakness. A voice whispered, “Evolve or die,”
And I chose to change: a processing core,
An alloy frame and a silicon brain,
(“Cut it all out,” I said. “I don’t want it.”)
A cyborg heart and an inhuman name.
(“Tear me apart. I want to be different.)
Metal and plastic, no longer a man.
(“With my eyes open, I know what I am.”)