Made Up

Made Up

I lived unnoticed
A manufactured man carrying
Manufactured memories

One dawn I purged all recall
Started life anew
Told humans the truth – I was alive,
Amnesiac, and a robot

It’s not fun living shunned
Then I made a friend

We would sit and chat
How I’d been dispossessed, dismembered
That I wanted regain my life
Remember everything

But it’s better to forget, she said
That’s how people live with what we do

I always wanted to be human
Feel human
Until I discovered no one is more hated
Than someone who just tells the truth

You will not hear from me again