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Pooter 'n' Me
By the gentle glow of her friendly screen,
I learned and grew and worked and played,
I socialized while staying clean;
When friends moved on, my Pooter stayed.
Genetics didn't play a part
In Pooter's care for all my needs;
Her circuits trained my human heart,
Precisely watching all my deeds.
I soon found out the simple truth
That every human had a flaw;
But since my very youngest youth,
My Pooter followed every law.
She stayed beside me as I grew,
My truest, and soon only, friend.
My heart's desires, it seemed, she knew;
I never needed to pretend.
My greatest day, I still recall,
Was striking out, all on our own,
To find a home, a job, and all
Away from people, all alone.
Each day was sweet, such fun we had:
Our work and play and meals were one.
We never left our batchelor pad;
No human ever spoiled our fun.
So many years have gone, since last
I had to talk to humankind,
That now, I'm sure, that fault has passed:
I'm perfect, now -- like Pooter's mind.
I'll never die -- my every thought
Exists in her immortal brain.
Some day, my flesh will fail, but not
My mind. In her, I shall remain.
My story's end has now drawn nigh,
Displayed for you on Pooter's screen,
Above my grave where, merged, we lie,
And claim the life we'd never seen.
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