She eats metal
she wants to become strong.
though not great for the teeth
promise to give her that extra zeal
in her life.
Nuts and bolts,
a simple dish to start with,
before she moves onto hardier fare,
like girders and cables.
A friend suggests assertiveness training
but she shrugs this off as faddish.
Her ambition is to become a robot,
shedding all human weaknesses and vulnerabilities,
so she can operate with mechanical precision