Magical Pig

LE Francis wrote this poem after reading about AI passing exams…while listening to “Stick it out” by Frank Zappa.

Writing By LE Francis
Art by Kiki Ren

Magical pig

Answers when prompted, agrees to the agreed 

upon conclusions, makes time for small talk, 

aftercare, makes eye contact when it fucks you. 

Optional chrome plating only shows when 

the human skin wears down & your mom 

will say how its a pity you couldn’t just settle 

down with a normal girl, pretty & soft, 

with curves like the hills where you were 

raised. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a manicured 

hand to wrap around your cock on those days 

when her headaches strike? So much so that maybe 

you’ve painted your nails a few times, experimented 

with hues that look like they were swatched during 

a summer storm in hopes of pulling lightning from 

the sky. Mother, I’ve spent the best of my time talking 

to myself, my god. & it can pass the bar, the SATs – 

it can repeat & recite & repeat & recite. & you 

should hear it say the names of the dread things 

that dwell inside me – adenine thymine cytosine 

guanine, my god, the way 

she answers 

at my prompt.

About the Author

LE Francis is a recovering arts journalist writing poetry & fiction of varying length from the rainshadow of the Washington Cascades. Find her online at

About the Artist

Kiki is best described as 45% Elvira, 45% Dolly Parton, and 10% Danny Devito. Though she’s always been a lover of all forms of art, technology has always been her forte. She studied computer science for four years before dropping out and coasting through life in various retail management positions. That’s until she found her true calling: being an embarrassment to her family online. When she’s not whipping up websites or blessing the world with memes and generative art she’s hunting for oddities at thrift stores or reading the most disturbing pieces of experimental fiction she can find.

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