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For Ferlinghetti who died at age one hundred and one

Internet, I am not and

why the hell are you asking me that

really pisses me off

finding the stop lights

the boats and the fire hydrants for you

no, I am not a robot

nor would I want to be

but you and your damn machines

your artificial intelligence

your A I

are making me crazy

and now that I come to think of it

you are turning me

into a robot

so lift that with your aluminum

arms to your aluminum mouth

and smoke it

while I watch


riding away on his horse

waving his violin

which he’s just given away

to the first nude he saw

—wendy wilder larsen 2/23/21 nyc


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