When Robots Dream

Original article was published by Tanya Nottonya on Artificial Intelligence on Medium

The last time she heard a poem

recited out loud was at a funeral.

A bizarre memory — almost tender

considering she’s mostly circuits


It was humanistic casualty she

dismisses — as her feet begin to

levitate and she continues

reading aloud — while a robot

humps the receiving table

screaming, o’captain my captain

to the crowd.