(This is a piece that I wrote in 2002, and that was published in the now-defunct journal Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, Vol. 1 No. 2, page 203. It owes a bit to David Byrne’s “In the Future.” It is once again relevant, for the moment at least.)
Here is what will happen
They will find a body. They will say it is his. They will be right.
They will be wrong. They will find him alive, but they will kill him
before they tell anybody. They will find him, and they will march him
through the streets. They will never find him. They will keep him under
wraps, and bring him back out when it suits their purposes. They will
find him dead, but they will not tell anyone; instead, they will report
vague sightings, unspecified threats. They will say that because of him,
they must stay where they are. They will say that because of him, they
must be given more. They will resurrect him. They will reconstruct him.
They will hook him up to life support. They will make him metastize.
They will spread him wherever they want. They will disperse him. They
will clone him. They will clone him. They will clone him. They have
cloned him already, and they do not know it. They have cloned him
already, and they are perfectly aware of that fact. They have found a new
production process for him, and soon the market will be flooded with