I saw a robot in the garden today.
It asked me to come and play.
But I thought that was a ruse
because its battery needed juice.
So I asked,
Do the birds need feed
or is there anything else they need?
And it replied,
No, just bring the charger
so I can stay here longer.
And I asked,
What about the plants and flowers?
and it replied,
I’ve been weeding those for many hours.
I pressed on,
What about the beans and tomatoes
corn, squash, and potatoes?
Then the robot made bold to say,
Come to the garden and bring a sack
and I’ll show you how to harvest the veggies
and bring them back!
(c) 2019 Larry Kilham
Larry Kilham is a Sloan School of Management graduate from MIT, received three patents, and has founded two high-tech companies. He comes from a family with strong interests in nature and explores how high-tech humankind can thrive symbiotically with nature. His poetry is a promising approach and has been well-received.