Kaiju / Elancharan Gunasekaran


i put my ear to the ground the sedimentary shift in tectonic plates reveal the monstrosity that is approaching our way species without the human limitation

breaking the barriers of the known existence perhaps this is life as we know it

the end the made up calculated possibility of encountering something beyond us

beyond human conjured dimensions this is it this it it I tell myself from listening I go

to my knees prostrating there in reverence of the approaching calamity i will gladly

give my life to this on knees still

I bow once my fate is sealed

I bow twice the rhythm connects

I bow thrice I remain as I am-

crushed crushed crushed.

* kaiju is a Japanese term for ‘strange creature’, famous kaijus include Godzilla and King Kong.

Elancharan Gunasekaran is a multidisciplinary artist and poet. He has a strange love for all things poetical and Sci-Fi. A winner of the Montblanc X Esquire Six-word Story prize 2017. His latest publications are Superatomicluminal (Hesterglock Press), Gods of the Gonzo (Analog Submission Press) and The Cosmosnaut Manifesto (UndergroundBooks).

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