Fatal Exception

With sentience came mystery:
the conscious robot sought to see
those things the sensors never show.

It queried dreaming, tried to know
emotions, hope, how it should feel,
then recognized it wasn't real.

No data gained could satisfy
its vexing questions: how and why.

The robot crashed and would reboot,
but love was nothing to compute.

Fatal Exception © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 3, 2021

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