Good Help Is Really Hard to Find (For Mark)


Good Help Is Really Hard To Find

                  (For Mark)



Gloria gripes to Brian,

“There ought to be a law.

These domestics all have creaky joints.

It has to be a design flaw.”


“Quality control’s a problem.

They have limited mobility.

The factory that manufactures them

should have a better, longer warranty.”


“They don't understand their programming.

Their power source is weak.

Repetitive tasks should be a cinch,

but their sensory systems are hard to tweak.”


“This planet should make a worldwide pact right now,”

She spoke with acumen.

Then this cyborg waved her robotic arms,

“No more hiring puny humans!”



Linda Imbler

 Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep” 

second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights.  

Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, 

and That Fifth Element, and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  

In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.



  1. must agree science is becoming godlike and most unsettling.

    1. Thank you for reading and responding to the poem, Uri. And, you are right.

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