The Machine Age Begins
by John Grey
So this is where the machines are manufactured.
Who'd have thought?
Underground in a quiet rural area.
Cows, redundant for years,
graze atop man's replacement.
Horses, immured to their own obsolescence,
gallop over the pride of Future Works,
Soon all of civilization will be fit for
nothing more than grazing and galloping.
Any moment now, the great gates in the hill open
and IBM's Adam and Eve version 3.0 will emerge.
Such humming, whirring, beeping, flashing,
in the Garden of Eden.
Of course, the Apple is still forbidden.
And, in case of a serpent,
they've virus protection.
© 2007 John Grey
John Grey has been published recently in Agni,Hubbub, South Carolina Review
and The Journal Of The
AmericanMedicalAssociation. His latest book is “What Else
IsThere?” from Main Street Rag.
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