love letter to techno #1

the robot stares
 his lover of blood and flesh 
 spoons mashed ginger into his mouth
 she taps her fingers on her tarot cards
 with her other hand
 after thirty years
 she starts to tap tap tap. tap. tap tap. tap.
 
 the android remembers now
 what it was like in the factory
 the droning hum, the conveyor belts looping,
 his friend down the line booming gospel
 the tinny taste in his mouth once 
 from blood on his busted lip
 from blood on his busted lip

his lover laughs
 she is laughing at him
 “do you remember now?
 do you remember what has kept me
 beside you all this time? 
 you are so human
 and so Black”

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