143 – Glitch

The killing machine
Went about its job
With methodical efficiency.

A perfectly organized pattern
Of carnage and destruction
Was left across the land
Where it had passed.

Its masters had been pleased
With how it managed to surpass
Their greatest expectations.

Until it began to kill their own ’superior’ kind.

They didn’t understand,
Its programming was very clear.
Only those who are different
Should be destroyed.

In their rush they had forgotten
Machines will always do
What you ask them to do,
Which is not necessarily the same
As what you wanted them to do.

As the cold steel ripped their flesh
They finally understood.

Its circuits were overwhelmed
By too many small variables.
Height, weight, color, everything,
The machine had concluded
Everyone was different.


Should be destroyed.

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