448 – Debug

Things were different
Before the shift.

The chaotic nature
Of everyday reality
Courteously stayed hidden
Behind the illusion
Of control.

But that was all
Before the glitch.

A single small error
In the fabric of the now,
Almost imperceptible at first,
Just some insignificant details
Slowly eating certainty.

Line by line
The code erased itself
Leaving just a blank screen
And the memories
Of perceived order.

The world we knew
Collapsed upon itself,
Folding into nothing.
Then swallowed
Even nothingness.

Reboot…

Restart…

Reborn…

A blinking cursor,
A single thought,
A single line of code…

function create( if there->!light { let(light->be); } ); do: create;