Tennis-bot lost the championship to Pete Sampras
&stares out the window —
I was haXX0red, he sighs.
TB moonlights at a diner off I-86
servo motors picking up am frequencies,
Older waitress a bit sweet on him.
I wasn't made for this, he tells her.
It's an economic decision, their love,
a month later she's showing up to work with waffles on her face.
Tennis-bot drinks because
his father drank
because his human son died.