Wallace Dean LaBenne

Machines Are Out To Get Us

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






"Machines are out to get us" some people believe.
Although inanimate they simply aggrieve.

Automobiles fail to start when you are in haste.
Although inanimate they simply lambaste.

Furnaces refuse to heat on your coldest day.
Although inanimate they simply betray.

Computers freeze-up or crash to drive you insane.
Although inanimate they simply disdain.

Alarm clocks ignore the set in your urgent time.
Although inanimate they simply mock-mime.

Appliances of each type display fickle style.
Although inanimate they simply beguile.

This resistentialism act hostile machine.
Although inanimate they simply demean.

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