Love is a disease. Love is illegal. Love is the deliria.
The totalitarian government in charge of the city teaches that love is a disease which destroys the mind and weakens the body. A surgical cure for the delira is mandatory for all citizens over eighteen; it includes a procedure to cut into the skull, and remove part of the brain responsible for controlling emotions. This makes it impossible for people to feel love, or any other intense emotion. Muse A is a teenager that has looked forward to the procedure for years, convinced as they are by the government that love is a horrible disease that must be destroyed from mankind’s system. But then they meet Muse B.
Muse B is has pretended to be ‘cured’ in order to live undetected in the city,and become an active member in the resistance against the government. Just a year before Muse A’s planned procedure, they begin to be aware of another way of life; a life with love. If the government discovers the uprising there are three possibilities: death, imprisonment, or an immediate ‘cure’. Is there any possible way for Muse A and Muse B to live ‘happily ever after?’
“Poetry isn’t like any writing I’ve ever heard before. I don’t understand all of it, just bits of images, sentences that appear half-finished, all fluttering together like brightly colored ribbons in the wind.”