POETRY

AUGUST 2020

2020-08_COVER.jpg

The Onset of Robot Society

by Ken Poyner

The question is


Are you a falling edge machine
 

Or a rising one?
 

Most people think it is the absence
 

Or presence of current
 

That makes for a one or
 

A zero, for set or unset, for
 

Tripped or un-tripped. We know
 

At the core of us the truth is change and not stasis:
 

The movement from one state to another
 

Is the detectable event
 

That records us. But in some models
 

It is one direction of change;
 

In others, it is the opposite.
 

If we have to hang our new social theory
 

On something, such is the most elemental
 

Of design features: we may as well start there.
 

Happily, the great ordering thus begins.

END

After years of impersonating a Systems Engineer, Ken Poyner has retired to watch his wife continue to break national and world raw powerlifting records.  Ken’s two current poetry collections (The Book of Robot and Victims of a Failed Civics) and four short fiction collections (Constant Animals, Avenging Cartography, The Revenge of the House Hurlers, and Engaging Cattle) are available from Amazon and elsewhere.  www.kpoyner.com

Poetry by Ken Poyner:

"Commerce" August 2020
"The Onset of Robot Society" August 2020
"The Robot Trying to Understand the Soul" August 2020
"Home Rule" February 2020  
"Loving the Robot"
February 2020
"Unappreciated Journey" February 2020

© 2020 by Utopia Science Fiction

  • Facebook
  • Twitter