Batteries not Included

by gillis

A-p-p-l-e says apple droned

the electronic toy voice

A is for apple

a-p-p-l-e says apple-

This gift, this Trojan horse

given with love in the hope

that it would impart the mysteries of the world

letter by letter, sound by sound

has made a sonic poison

for my ears.

With each press of a button

I grow weaker while

you grow stronger.