Her Metal Daughter

To fill the void

Left by emptiness

The single lady

Never mother

Bought herself

A metal daughter

.

She assembled her

To look like the girl

Who was her

Twenty years ago

.

She programmed many

Responses

And voice patterns into her

So many

That she seemed like a real human

.

The daughter knew the response

To “I love you”

Was “I love you forever and ever, Mom”

She knew when she needed

A power charge

She knew that when her mom’s eyebrows

Went a certain way

She had to pat her on the back

And ask what was wrong

.

But over the years

That was all she knew

Everything on a repeating cycle

No change

No nothing

.

New programs came out

New designs

But the now old woman

Couldn’t bear to part

With her metallic daughter

Who had long since stopped developing

Past the age

Of her last programming

.

She was just a doll

To fill the void

For the woman

Who was unable to mother

A human child

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