everyday apocalypse

Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket
Published in
2 min readMay 9, 2024

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I’m a zombie in the morning
I wake up and don’t even know what I am
everything somehow feels unfamiliar
even though I’ve done this a million times…
the alarm is a neurotoxin, feeding caustic
signals to my auditory cortex,
and my eyes refuse to adjust —
rods, cones—they’re all fucked up
no color to this AM routine — all shadows
and grey and nearsightedness, hey
at least the sun comes up quick in the
summer mornings — longer days
are a mild…

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Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket

Speculative fiction writer from New York. Editor of Scuzzbucket. For published work visit francoamatiwrites.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/francoamati