Sometimes I wonder what the perspective of other life forms is like. Understanding the perspective of a monkey is a big enough challenge. Could we ever understand the life of a flower?
An organism doesn’t need sentience to feel. Do they need thoughts to yearn for more life?
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Author Commentary about “Violation”:
I know. This piece doesn’t read as fiction. What inspired it was an idea of a sentient machine responding to a routine procedure. The violating human is unaware of the artificial intelligence and the distress the procedure causes.
The words drafted on paper (as this was originally written on dried tree pulp) spoke for a quiet, desperate part of me. I realized it could speak for too many others in real life.
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we might appear
to any sentient life that
misread our tendencies.
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To me, parenthood
is all about nurturing a child
to the best of your abilities
until they can shine on their own.
I imagine the mother of stars
could feel the same way.
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My father-in-law was told after a war injury that he would never walk again.
My aunt was told that she died years ago.
I have known people who believe that once broken, one is broken forever.
Yet I heal.
Don’t listen to the voices that would keep you from spreading your wings.
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