Monday, September 9, 2013


by Shel Silverstein

The Homework Machine, oh the Homework Machine,
Most perfect contraption that's ever been seen.
Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime,
Snap on a switch, and in ten seconds' time,
Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be.
Here it is-- "nine plus four?" and the answer is "three."
Oh me . . .
I guess it's not as perfect
As I thought it would be.

from A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein, 1981, Harper & Row

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