Our fathers glitch by fifty,

hearts freeze framed mid-



Our mothers metastasize,

pass errors womb to womb

to breast.


I enter GodMode:

swallow the tail end of life

and cheat death / cheat code / cheat

this failing body, this inheritance

I never asked for.


GodMode is a common cheat code in video games, giving unlimited ‘lives’.



By Jack Cooper

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