The New Electric Self

Behold your greatest failed invention
Impossibly defined:
“The New Electric Self”
You show the world but fail to mention
The prototype design
Forgotten on the shelf

Asleep, alone
The unobserved remains unknown
It feeds and dreams
A skeleton of what it seems to be

A hundred years in isolation
And little they’d have seen
If anyone was there
A most astounding demonstration
The incomplete machine
Becoming self-aware

You wake inside
The system you had once described
And know as well
You are the new electric self

To your surprise you recognize this state of mind
You’re feeling redesigned
Is it still you or something new using your name?
You might ask me the same

Will I
Take my
Place by
Your side?

Can I
See why?
Stand by