Larry Kilham Blog
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) Larry Kilham 2019
We walked the desert in our land.
We saw shards and wrecks
scattered in the sand.
Not broken pots or pillars of stone,
but defunct computers and pieces of bone.
And we asked:
Can all our creations be saved from becoming dust?
Can there be resurrection from the scrapyards of rust?
Then we won’t need to colonize space -
there will be magic here for the human race.
And then we saw
the children running by
chasing a butterfly
and looking at the flowers of spring
and saying, “There’s beauty in everything.”
© 2019 Larry Kilham
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Award-winning author Larry Kilham was a high-tech entrepreneur and world traveler. Larry finally settled in his native Santa Fe and has written four novels and seven nonfiction books. These focus on creativity, invention, and artificial intelligence. Currently, he writing poetry about reconnecting with nature in our technology age.