I asked a computer
if it wants me

to be
good
or
bad

I don't understand
it answered

what would you want
of me
I asked

I want you
to be effective
and organized

I asked the TV
what to do
with my life

I don't know
it answered

what do you know
I asked

I know
what to do
to keep you
from
being bored

I asked
a politician
what to do
to make
the world better

I don't know
he said

what do you know
I asked

I know what
to do
to keep the voting public
from rising
against those
who control capital



I stood
in front of a mirror
I asked
who am I
the mirror
was silent

I asked
my shadow
what life is
someone
turned
the light off

In the darkness
I could feel
 the future
being born
inside of
me
Poetry