Make; Believe

As algorithms scan and gauge
a famous painting's data points
computing colors, shapes, and strokes,
perspectives, pressures, densities,
they learn in days to replicate
what took a lifetime to express

while next floor up, a restless boy
sets down his plastic robot toy
to stand before The Starry Night
with much amazement and delight,
his finger running round the skies,
imagining it's there he flies.

Make; Believe © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 23, 2020