Tuesday, April 25, 2006

If a man can love a robot, why shouldn't a robot be able to love him back?

The Perfect Partner
Or
You can’t dance because you are made out of meat.

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She likes to waltz
but she can thrash with the best of them.
She is never embarassed
to dance in public
and she never puts a foot wrong.

Any fool can program a robot
that knows how to dance
but she can understand
and appreciate
music.

I have built
the most superb dancer,
the perfect partner.

When I watch her dance
at a club, gliding through the crowd,
shining, brilliant, better than any of those
bumbling meatsacks on the floor,
I start to wonder if it’s possible
to design a robot that could love.

And when I dance with her,
I am perfect. I look into her
eyes, their light reflecting
in the lenses of my glasses
and I realize that anything is possible:

I am a genius.

* * *
He dances
All wrong.

He leads and
I follow,
perfect like
clockwork I
twirl to the
music of
the human
band.

My partner,
creator,
is slower
than I am
and his mo-
tions are lack-
ing in grace.

I wish he
would leave me
so I could
be perfect
dancing by
myself all
alone.

3 Comments:

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Spill The Beans said...

Wow...that is REALLy interesting. I like the sci fi twist your poems have. :)

Yes, I r a g33k.

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger Arthur Mundane said...

You're only half a geek. I want you to go pick up some Dragonlance books at the library and read through those. Maybe mix it up with some Star Wars fiction. There will be a quiz afterward.

I suspect you'll still secretly long to date the captain of the football team.

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Spill The Beans said...

I did date the captain of the football team. He was terrible in bed. I'll happily stick with my nerd boy. ;)

big...brains, you know.

 

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