My Pet Computer

My humanity begins when

I treat this computer like a person.

I restart it when it needs a boost.

Just like using ECT to scrape gunk

from the gutters of our brains.

Or, I put it to sleep when it needs a rest,

taking care to let it lie

neither too long nor too often.

Because, like everyone else,

it needs to stay plugged into the system.

It’s got a job it’s supposed to do.

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