HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH A ROBOT / SO HOW DID GOD DO IT? – By @ItsNighthawkBTW

The Dean bigadminjobs | April 14, 2018

Posted in Blog, Front, Keep

By Joshua Chalmers

 

HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH A ROBOT

 

(ten minute one) 

 

I’m breaking in with a crowbar.

Nah it’s cool, 

not into this bar.

 

I’m talking way in the future.

nobody’s calling me a liar?

 

Reaching loot it’s in a cabin.

Don’t think I’m up for what’s to come.

I can’t see what I’m having.

That shiny girl, she’s the one.

 

Beep to bop,

I’m still waiting.

Can’t pull a trigger on my mind.

Start to stop you’re still shaking,

You’re just not human kind.

 

 

I went to an open mic night in sunny old Hastings. I was pretty drunk. They put it in a sub though so you know how it is. You get given a word and ten minutes to write well pretty much anything you want. This word for this little number was robot .

 

My thinking? I imagined an imminent dystopia, one where robots take over, and humans are banished to the shadows. Living out the remainder of our existence as a subspecies, barely acknowledged by our robot superiors. It is from the perspective of a shadow dweller that falls in love with robot.

 

SO HOW DID GOD DO IT?

 

(ten minute two)

 

Pulling

Tugging

Trying

I don’t wanna put a name on it.

 

Taming

Laming 

Shaming

I’m not sure there’s a name for it.

 

If you wanna dive in closer,

might as well go local,

I’m just sitting here,

Loca moca.

 

Stated from the sand,

Tried dealing in the rand,

Not really sure I was sposta. 

 

Studied with the trees,

Only calm when at sea.

 

Like the flow,

What not print it on a poster.

 

 

The prompt for this was a painting. It depicted a black, male tennis player with a radio around his neck and two cranes looking at him. This was at the end of the evening, I’d had a bit more to drink. It’s another angle on the creation story.