Robots – Manessah B.


We program metal beings
to be as human beings —
To speak like man.
To think like man.
To move like man.
To feel like man.


in the process of teaching metal men
how to be human,
we, ourselves, have forgotten
what being human means.

We no longer speak as men.
We no longer think as men.
We no longer move as men.
We no longer feel as men.

We have become our metal creations —
robots made of human flesh.
Programmed to click buttons.
Programmed to stare at screens.
Forgetting the art of conversation.
Forgetting how to connect with other human beings.

Man made robots
and, now,
man has become that which he has made.

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8 comments on “Robots – Manessah B.

    • Only Breath

      Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
      Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion
      or cultural system. I am not from the East
      or the West, not out of the ocean or up
      from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
      composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
      am not an entity in this world or in the next,
      did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
      origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
      of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
      I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
      worlds as one and that one call to and know,
      first, last, outer, inner, only that
      breath breathing human being.


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