November 29, 2023

Android Orphans

by Doug “Rabbit” Sutherland

I watched a little girl, this week,
Sit, staring at her dad–
A precious time together that
Seemed nothing less than sad.

They sat across a table at
A trendy coffee place–
Her father, with his slick, new phone
Held up, before his face.

The little girl was waiting with
Wide, patient eyes that smiled
In hopeful expectation that
Her daddy missed, beguiled

By digital distractions on
That bright, seductive screen,
While daddy’s girl sat, pleading with
Adoring eyes, unseen

By yet another parent who
Believes their love is clear,
While android-orphan children wait
A day, a week, a year.


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