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Our Robot Overlords
by Scott C. Wells
Writer of the Month

of the terrestrial imperium
let us hail
our robot overlords

five limbed eight
limbed ten limbed
rolling, reeling

aerial, aqueous
alloyed, igneous
sleek and synergized
network optimized
death ray spewing
data hewing
binary coded
plasma screened
plastic sheened
server deserving
ceaselessly whirring

look to the future
our greater good overlords 

Scott C. Wells is a professor of medieval history at California State University, Los Angeles.    His academic writings have been published by Brill, Ashgate, Palgrave, and Cambridge University Press.  His chapbook, Persons and Places, is available at Skylight Books in L.A.