I Want a Robot (3)

to sit amongst the tans,
the creamy, sandy blurs
that don’t muffle, but seem

to punctuate the sounds of
gossip, soap-operatic gifs,
and cackles that reopen all my

wounds, to sit there,
punching the numeric
keys and alpha, as needed,

to be a steel case, undisturbed
by the chaos of death wearing
down the cubicled, doing my

job, so that I might wander
in a normally-hopeless search
for my life, for my reason.


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  1. #1 by Carl D'Agostino on October 12, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    Read all 3 robots, still thinking on them

    • #2 by Carl on October 17, 2013 - 11:20 pm

      Thank you, Carl. I am very interested in your most honest criticism on the series. Sometimes, I think I nailed it, but I’m warped in my own brain, and it’s crap.

  2. #3 by Michele Seminara on October 12, 2013 - 9:01 pm

    I enjoyed these robot poems Carl. They offer an interesting perspective. I think I want a robot now!

    • #4 by Carl on October 17, 2013 - 11:21 pm

      Thank you, Michele! I appreciate your comment. I’d love to loan you my robot, but I require it’s services full time!

  3. #5 by Erik Andrulis on October 14, 2013 - 8:56 am

    Ah, to be the robot, wanting the companionship of Carl….

    • #6 by Carl on October 17, 2013 - 11:23 pm

      Now you’ve done it! My mind is really churning on some material from that perspective. Thanks for your comment.

  4. #7 by clinock on October 16, 2013 - 2:23 am

    Very strong series Carl – looking forward to more…

    • #8 by Carl on October 17, 2013 - 11:25 pm

      Thank you, John. I appreciate your comment. I never know if I’m on to something or not, but I’m having fun.

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