Subcutaneous Modifications Make for Mild party tricks And offer Day at the beach Convenience. Straight edge dads In striped Polo’s Book appointments online For piercing parlors With good Yelp reviews. Cheery skinsmiths Greet out of place Artisan class Lawyers, Computer scientists, Pilots, At the door. Sitting on a Dentists chair A man in flame scrubs Whose face is Pimpled with metal Hands the esquire a Plastic rectangle To put him at ease And incite questions. The certified Lead Minor Surgical Installments Tech Is ready to Rapid fire answer. Heavy duty clear Zip-Loc plastic bag With no Zip-Loc On top The size of an Efficiency wallet Nervously Rubed between the Middle and Forefinger Of his fat Soft Hands. Safety? Infection rates? Removability? Special care? Very safe Very low almost none Very removable some scarring If you plan to become a Body builder Let us know, Otherwise Wash and dry Like everything else. Local anesthetic to The lawyer's left thigh An incision. Peels yellow fat and Carefully parts Muscle tissue. Measures twice That it is perfectly Deep And wide. Pulls a new plastic wallet Suspended in antiseptic From the pink Drawers behind The patient’s Reclining polyester chair. Carefully slides It into the Incision With forceps Very much Going with the Flow of the Muscle to Reduce irritation. An omnipotent Observer At a club 2 days later Would see Flame Scrubs Now in Bold clubbing Button up Pulling a Dime bag of Cocaine From his Left bicep. An otherwise Unassuming girl In the bathroom Pulls a Baggie of molly From a pouch In her cheek That she Mouthwashes daily. An addiction Recovery ally Worriedly searching Through the Human cars crashing Vigorously tongues The scar in his mouth Where his Own little pouch Used to be.
*This piece was largely inspired by the CyberPunk 2077 gameplay trailer released last year. I wrote it as a way to think about light body modifications that take a step away from the aesthetic value of piercings and start to move towards more utilitarian consumers.
I wanted it to have the gross feeling that I think watching the ripper doc cut into V’s arm does in the video. Something unsettling, but that you know is useful. It doesn’t feel useful to you, but useful to the character. I don’t want a surgically implanted pocket, and I don’t want someone to rip my eye out and install a more advanced one that links up to the world around me, but I can see some value in them.
CyberPunk 2077 Trailer: (48min, an absolutely amazing video, should be nominated for an Oscar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjF9GgrY9c0