Poemdog

Dogs 2019

EGO AUTOMATION
(7/18/19)


my new
phone
prompts me
with suggested
responses
to incoming
texts

offering caring
humanlike
electronically generated
messages

but apparently
I am not smart
enough
for my smart
device

I mistake the
"How was your day?"
recommendation
as a question
to me

so answer

in quite
some detail

"???"

is understandably
the reply
from the
receiver

of course

I had
thought
that the screen
was all about
me

a personal
concern
for my well
being

I am
the only one
here
after all

I decide
to turn off
the phone

in order
to better
qualify
any additional
questions
that may
arise