"The Machine Demands Snackrifices"

Destiny Hanson 1998 (Duluth, Minnesota)



The machine constantly demands sacrifices -

As more and more people are sacrificed -

Bloody turning cogs -

For genocide. For land. For resources.

It is volatile and blood-thirsty.

Even many sacrifices will not satisfy the machine.

It demands consistent sacrificial lambs.

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Written on March 03, 2024

Submitted by EtherealHydri on March 04, 2024

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Scheme A X A A X X X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 277
Words 51
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Destiny Hanson

Hi! I actually go by a completely different name than my birth name but it's fine; I'm a disabled, nonbinary and queer af person who specialized in free verse poetry. It seems as though I've been writing in free verse my whole life without knowing until more recently, and that's the annoying part. I live in a group home, planning on going to college to learn more poetic forms on top of my free verse and words so I can get better at my proses and poetry. I LOVE Pokemon, I LOVE video games, i LOVE rock music and I absolutely love a lot of different things. I go under the name of "The Spiteful Poet" on Twitter and Facebook - because I have a lot of fire and am incredibly spiteful towards existence currently, and "Felix Wise" for my chosen name as a nonbinary person. Please respect my chosen name - there's a special meaning behind why I chose my name, and a story. I also go under the pen name of "Hydri", for reasons I will not specify to anyone unless the time comes to it, as someone with an esoteric nature. I run Actually Autistic Voices and The Neurodivergent Outlaw on Facebook, pages I created myself but I'm struggling keeping up with all of my social media activities, especially trying to shift into other things than social media even though I write poetry with a keyboard, not pencil and pen. I am a philosopher and I run information influx - an overload of information, my philosophy is esotericism. If you ever have any questions please let me know, I'm happy to educate on anything if my memory permits! more…

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