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Metal Fatigue

by Paul Hirst

A robot I wish I could be
Full of wires and circuitry

A computer chip to replace my brain
Oil and tubes no blood or veins

Infrared lenses to replace my eyes
The camera lens rarely cries

Not a heart instead a clock
No more pain just a quite tick tock

No heart to wear upon my sleeve
Or eyes to weep as I watch you leave

A robot would be much more fun
Just switch me off when you have gone