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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


by Andrew Hilbert

they were all wrong
the well wishers of humanity
those that bowed at the altar
of scientific progress

we will all be leisurely beings

computers will drive the trash trucks
computers will sort the mail
computers will prepare the meals
computers will distill the liquor

and only those that own the computers
will vacation in exotic spots
and drink martinis and smoke cigars
and have their feet up as they read
their ipad newspapers
and only those who own the computers
will buy stocks in the computers
and the gap will grow

we will all be leisurely beings

the freeways are loud
but they are shelter.

Andrew Hilbert lives and works in Orange County. He also edits Beggars & Cheeseburgers magazine.