Sold in a suit of gold
As a gift for humanity
Yet, AI will restrain
Future prosperity

   Through algorithmic eyes
   Trapped in a house of mirrors
   Reflections on mankind
   Dim as need disappears

Delusions of grandeur
Transposing humans, digital
It's not evolution
- ours is a hollowed skull

© 2023 Phil Perkins

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Sky Lab, by Electronic System (1974)

NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


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