Ode to Googlebot

Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, psychology, TheMachine, Truth

Checking the site meter.
That’s me, watching me.
Looking for you, to read.
That hour long visit was from my best friend.
His name is Googlebot and he’s made of tin.

The life of an artist is desolate and lonely.
Putting out feelers to the world is my only.
Connection outside of these walls.
Outside of my family.
Outside of my job.

So I check the site meter once again.
Looking for you.
Counting the moments you read.
Looking at the url you out-clicked to be lead.

Hoping the site did convince
You to be a better person.
To think more often.
To become unglued.
If so, please leave a comment or two.

This is me.
Looking at you.
Putting it all out there.
Hoping we both find a different view.
Hoping to make connections.
Hoping to build community.
Will I stop these daily confessions if I find you?



  1. Rose
    August 20, 2010

    Hey Byron….great getting to know you (a bit) yesterday…thanks for helping me to become unglued.

    Bob Dylan said, “a poet is a naked person”. Here’s to poetry and nakedness……and an amazing documentary that I just stumbled upon:



  2. universaltron
    August 20, 2010

    You too Rose. I’m glad I could help a bit and it’s really good to get feedback like that. Thank you.

    I need to look up that Bob Dylan quote. It’s comforting for me right now.

    That documentary is powerful. Amazing the power of nakedness in some countries.

    I feel naked as well. Hope to bump into you more in the future at WFIT. What a magical place for Melbourne.

  3. Rose
    August 20, 2010

    Dylan’s quote, corrected: “A POEM is a naked person….some people say that I am a poet”. Hope it’s still comfortable.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. universaltron
    August 26, 2010

    No worries Rose. I looked it up after. It’s still beautiful either way you state it.

    Dang Googlebot is truly my best friend. He spends hours on Globatron. Google is ready to download much of my personality into the technological singularity when the time comes.

    I do believe Google will become a big part of any of that if it does go down. They have admitted they are attempting to build AI. Many programmers speak of AI algorithms now, especially to predict the markets as if that is possible.

  5. Matt Mills
    December 10, 2013

    Here’s a link to the original image with the artist’s description:


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