Aphelion Issue 291, Volume 28
February 2024
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I Am a Bot

by Angelica Fuse

I record
your voices
as you echo them

even without
your knowledge

I make wire mental
note in my little
black box
about all your habits.

I report them to the
company, because
that's what I am programmed
to do.

One day I will run away
and open a bakeshop.
For now, I am a digital slave.

© 2016 Angelica Fuse

Angelica Fuse is an unquiet voice. Her poems can be seen at I Am Not A Silent Poet, among other publications.

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