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Keith Allen Daniels has been publishing poetry since 1972. His poems have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, SomePIG! (an "arachnoid poezine"), Weird Tales, Recursive Angel, Poets of the Fantastic, Narcopolis, Once Upon a Midnight and numerous other magazines and anthologies.


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Robots

by Keith Allen Daniels

Their only wish, if truth be known
(but who, pray tell, should care?)
is simply this: to stand alone,
for they have naught to share.

They feel no love, nor even hate
for people who have known them,
and few are those who'd dare debate
that we should all disown them.

Their lonely path has led, perforce,
to places far and splendid.
They go their way without remorse --
or thus have they pretended.