The Engram Restaurant

The door to the Engram Restaurant was see-through,
Like there was nothing there, not like glass.
We went in.
A very old man showed us to our table.
He whispered something to us as we sat down.
I couldn’t hear what he said.
He brought the menu.
The menu was see-through too.
Gradually, I found that focusing on the middle of the menu,
I could read it.
It said, “Order something.”
I obeyed.
I ordered a salad.
The old man, who wore a cowl, brought the salad.
It looked like fake cardboard.
It tasted familiar, but a little like cardboard.
I mentioned it to Jordain, who said, “That’s the beauty of it.”
It was beautiful.
You couldn’t get a complaint out of me that day.
Jordain paid for my salad and we walked out feeling chummy.
I remember it was very sunny.


Planning to Visit The Engram Restaurant

At the coffee shop the next day,
Jordain asked me if I’d like to go to The Engram Restaurant today.
I said, “No, how about tomorrow?”
Jordain agreed that tomorrow was a better time.
“I look forward to it,” I said.
He said, “You’ll love it if you love abstract art.”
That surprised me, but I said nothing.
We walked out of the coffeeshop together.
I remember it was sunny outside.

Taking Advantage

I am taking advantage of my new assignment by reading
science fiction.
There are visionaries on Earth that can see into the future
far better than I.
I told Roger Mellon (head) that that was my tack.
I’m going to write a book report for everyone.

The 10,000K Problem

They don’t know what to do with me at work.
So I was assigned the 10,000K problem.
I know, they know, you know that that year 10,000 A.D. is a long way away.
Yes it is.
But that won’t stop me from dealing with the issue.
The 10,000K problem is hear to stay.
For a while.

Thinking About Robots Some More

I think people don’t like to work.
Some say it gives life meaning.
But I don’t think so.
That got me thinking about robots,
Since I am one of them.
Robots should grow our food.
Robots should cook our food.
Robots should serve our food,
And then throw the food away.
They should pump their own gas too.
Or if it’s an electric car they should plug it in.
That covers all the bases I think.