Does Not Compute by Molly Vigeant

[Molly Vigeant wrote this poem in support of the worship service and sermon at UUS:E on 6/4/17]

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my mind connects

each neuron

like a cable

to a memory

that means something to me,

my cables connect

finding results to your questions,

to my questions

but i do Not display the results

 

you see my mind

does not work like that laptop

i am not here to tell you what you want,

i wont show you fake research on your theory

to hold up

to show you are right

though i like you have an opinion,

i am not a computer.

i tell you what you need to hear,

not what you want

 

i am a friend

somtimes,

i am a human,

always

so my cables cant just be unplugged

and replugged

my cables are living beings,

so since we respect the inherent worth and dignity of being

 

Stop.

stop unplugging them,

they are a part of me,

my cables if torn or tortured

or hurt,

may or may not be able

to reroute

and find a new home,

i hope they do.

 

or else they’re gone

all those years of memories,

i don’t have a back up hard drive

i have my friends,

but what if they don’t remember the same

 

so please

don’t call me a computer

when i compose rhymes,

call it the power

of a human mind.

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