Summer Reading: Robots of North Perth

The robot sculptures on Fitzgerald Street inspired Alex Uchanski to write this reflective poem about the relationship between humankind and technology. Photo by Madeleine Mazza.

We are always there,
day in day out‚
We do what we are programmed,
but have we been programmed right?
On auto-pilot, working hard in the city‚
Life races past us, but we are always the same‚
Hardly sleep, always switched on‚
A fresh coat of paint and on the surface we look happy‚
But are we mechanically sound?
Built tough in a malfunctioning society,  
Restarting is not an option…

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