Poems of the Week

Wholly Moley

by Iris Herriot

“The robot kitchen that will make you dinner—and wash up too
The price tag of £248,000 might make your eyes water but
Moley Robotics claims to have more than 1,000 potential buyers”
The Guardian

A quarter of a million pounds
Will buy a self-propelled cuisine
That bakes, sautés, clears coffee grounds,
And leaves itself sublimely clean.

But if, each night for seven years,
You hired a chef for ninety quid,
You’d still have cash to buy at Sears
A super saucepan, with a lid.