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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Robin Helweg-Larsen is British-born but Bahamian-raised. His education came from good schools, hitchhiking on five continents and working all over the place. His poetry has mostly been published in the UK (Snakeskin, Ambit, etc), but also in the US (Shot Glass, The HyperTexts, etc), Canada, Australia and India. He lives in his hometown of Governor's Harbour on Eleuthera.

Robin Helweg-Larsen

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Lightning connecting heavens to the Earth
When heat, humidity grow thunderclouds –
Blackening, building to torrential floods –
Is how the Singularity will birth.
Then our new thunderous AI gods appear,
Growing and killing, Shiva-like, their wards.
(I, for one, welcome our new Overlords...)
Their lightning flashes blind, freighted with fear.
From rising mists and steams of consciousness
Poetry stormclouds, too, flash and connect.
When humans by our own AI are wrecked –
Our own connected selves and selflessness –
The Jovian bolts of electricity
Will be posthuman - and pure poetry.