When robots cry, do they call up their friends

   & go out for milkshakes?

Is it for all the inventions never invented?

Is it for New York City? Hong Kong? Atlantis? Mars?

Are they burned out on automation?

Sick of guiding missiles, guiding bombs, guiding weapons,

   guiding Death?

Is it for the body parts of children sticking out of the ground

   that makes them cry?

Is it because nobody sees a robot shooting up electricity

   as having a problem?


10 June 1994


Spoken word version from Unspoken Words.

Copyright © 1998 by Jim Cohn.

Text from The Dance Of Yellow Lightning Over The Ridge (Writers & Books Publications).

Copyright © 1998 by Jim Cohn.