Ernesto L. Abeytia is a Spanish-American poet, and a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Arizona State University. He received his Master of Arts in English from Saint Louis University and his Master of Arts in Anglo/North-American Cultural and Literary Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid. His poems have been published in the Albion Review and PBS NewsHour.

Also by Ernesto L. Abeytia: Pamplona

April 29, 2017

Ernesto L. Abeytia

My Lover is a Robot

In her chest, a generator drones, Buzzes with emotions calculated, denied. Her lips, a steel smile full of gnash, Absent of laughter, a kiss I call pain. Behind grey eyes, she is almost delicate, A butterfly pinned against cork. I update her with rich words: haricot, cellar door, Try to repair years of damage, mechanical gestures, Install fervor, a hedgerow of azaleas, Rhododendrons, fireflies in mist, Smooth her hair with daffodils, Blooming springtime bulbs. Her response is blank speech. Her breath, monotony.

Editor's Note: This poem was selected from a Twitter prompt challenge where Glass Poetry Press (@glass_poetry) asked readers to write a poem in response to the images in this tweet. Glass tweeted the poem, line by line, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. You can find the original Twitter thread here.

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