They are not just machines

Vladimir Huber > Poems > They are not just machines

Atlantic Community College,
Mays Landing, NJ, March 29, 1972

They are not just machines

By Vladimir Huber

Little people, becoming bigger,
as they get closer.
Little figures, catching identity,
while things get clearer.
Walking with red pants,
walking with black pants,
walking with no pants,
just walking and becoming.

A machine stands in the middle,
cars go by without looking at it;
maybe they don’t remember
that they are the same,
even in the differences,
in the way they look.
Well, they are just cars and machines,
what can we expect from them?