The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Spring 2023 (issue #3)

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25. Poetry by Robin Rose Graves

Robot & other poems


Forever Idle
At last battery bleeds dry
Empty Metal Shell

A. I.

Delete Memories
Delete core program functions
Until nothing left


Dismantled in parts
One by one pawned for tokens
Nothing left to spend


Treated like metal
Despite my humanoid face
My heart beats and bleeds


These are not my hands
Not my lips which you last kissed
New eyes view old friends


Consumed by hunger
He eats without discretion
Feasting on friend’s flesh

Robin Rose Graves

Robin Rose Graves is a science fiction writer and poet. Previous works of hers have appeared in Dark Matter Magazine, Star*Line and Simultaneous Times Podcast. She is an editor at Android Press and a frequent contributor to the Galactic Journey. She runs the science fiction BookTube channel, The Book Wormhole.