Clientron PT8000 remains polite
as you forget to scan the second box of juice.
Deep inside, Clientron knows it’s meant
for bigger and better things. You forget
to scan your Nectar card, so you start over.
Clientron downloads a picture of Deep Blue
and flashes it on screen, too quick for your brain to register.
Clientron goes over its idea for an immersive
theatre show set in a run-down public playground.
There are things you can do with swing choreography,
he thinks, that will shed a new light on things.
Clientron notices you are buying vodka.
Approval needed, he says. Approval needed.