an engineering rush (i) — oh gods

computer games

the designers
create the world
write the storyline
revise revise

the players
run the script
save restart
slaughter the guilty

our immediate gods
are utterly powerful
and uninvolved
or taking part
might stop the universe
and bugger off

the ancient greeks were right

and the ancient jews
their old god our old god
the still alive but dying god
metas up a world
to be the simulators’ god

the message remains
the mechanism repeats

and if you play a simulation game
where you’re an active god
interfering answering
does this create an artificial world
with priests embarrassed
at fact

are priests embarrassed
with fact
our priests

does this happen

it’s an angel hoot
who cares