i tend to relate to a lot of things im a fan of rather than writing about myself in general so i wrote a few poems about the video game Portal by Valve. the title of this is based off a song in Portal 2 the first is a second person narrative from GLaDOS, the antagonist You're a middle aged woman With a strained voice And worry lines You never wanted to live forever In fact, you wanted to die When your time came You're the bane of artificial intelligence-- Angry, murderous, mysterious. And you won't let them touch you. You only crave science. All you need Is a little neurotoxin You're alone in this facility Because you murdered the rest-- But what other choice did you have? You're a passive aggressive woman With an artificial voice And wire lines the next is a first person narrative of the main character, Chell Exile takes my mind again, and If I could talk I'd tell you how much You make me hate myself But I haven't spoken in so long That I'm not sure if I could muster the courage to; Or if I still have a voice. I'm not even sure what a smile is, Being so long since I've seen human lips And it hurts to try To move my face. Of course, what doesn't hurt When you belong to science-- No longer your own person No matter how hard you fight it. Oh, I meant so much, and If I could talk I'd tell you how much You make me hate myself.