am i nothing more than a relic now? a dusty out of date reminder of a glittering age? a shadow of swaying, prodigal, incoherence? a Smithsonian mannequin cloaked in historic garb? a sinewy old hag humming youthful forgotten tunes? am i to be re-birthed, like you've been? into a die cut haphazard product of regression? into a falsely assured modern girl? into a surface gliding past dweller? into a conveniently forgetful sapless void?