Robot Haiku 

 

takes earth so long 

to find life on far planets 

only robots left 

 

government robots 

for repeat tardiness blame 

metal detectors 

 

small robot-hand drones 

under cover of darkness 

wrap tight around necks 

 

like most consumers 

own robot, yours the only one 

that not built on earth 

 

from a distant world 

robots invade planet earth 

alien hacker 

 

robot satellites 

low altitude shine like stars 

private skyboxes 

 

son buys girl robot 

starts clock and waits patiently 

eighteen-year countdown 

 

robot excited 

after waiting many years 

soon will be eighteen 

 

medical robots 

injected in body 

eject mutiny 

 

humans unaware 

of aliens army plan 

robots trees soldiers 

 

new robot laws pass 

cannot throw them away in 

landfills anymore 

 

new cell phone stolen 

in the future looked into 

by robot police

 

Denny E. Marshall 

http://www.dennymarshall.com