Illustration: Rame Abdulkader.
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The sharp metal screeching
Crawling down the corridor

The musk of iron
Shamed by the stench of sterility

A shriek of distress
Muted by the moaning mechanical requiem  

The harvest of meat
Scrubbing hungrily into fatty flesh

The zest of plasma
Dripping across swollen tongues

The golden iris withering
Imploding softly in the showcase

Sunlight soars through the skylight
Frozen in the fluorescent haze

Matt Gergyek, Features Editor.