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April PAD Challenge — Day Three

April 3, 2015

Prompt: Write a “machine” poem

On Becoming a Machine

I am mechanical
a mere machine
feigning to be human

I’ve buried my emotions
so deep, so deep
no currents flow

no spark of electricity
can charge my heart
nor course these veins

Motionless
I no longer detect
your sensors

nor the beep beep beep
of the monitor
in your eyes

Turn me off
and let me die

©April 2015, Lori Carlson

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