The Robot is Malfunctioning, 2006

We have a problem here.
The robot is malfunctioning,
and the warranty is void.

He’s stuck in an endless loop,
asking the same questions,
getting the same answers,
repeating the same lines:
wrong place, wrong time.

We have a problem here.
The robot is malfunctioning;
the programmer won’t answer the phone.

He’s stuck in the same place,
stuttering back and forth—
wires flicker in his brain.
Disconnected data goes nowhere,
in one side and out the other.

We have an emergency.
The robot is shutting down;
the programmer isn’t home.

Random command lines drift around,
his broken fishbowl brain:
random numbers, random letters,
random things.
The malfunctioning robot repeated the
Wrong place, wrong time.


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Brandon K. Nobles

Brandon is an author, poet and head writer for Sir Swag on YouTube. With 630k subscribers. Since February 2021 he has written for the most important and popular series, News Without the Bulls%!t and the least popular work on the channel, History Abridged. Brandon joined the channel in late January, since then his work has been featured every month in News and History. His novels and works of fiction have also been well received, and he continues to be a proficient and professional chess player. In his spare time he like to catch up on work.

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