My early experiments in blown speaker
magnet exposure summoned yolks
to any image and bent back the spine
of any character I chose. Eventually our set
was acutely symptomatic. A dark cloud
spread across every broadcast to come.
We watched a paramecium of dug-out blur
flit across the shuttle’s path as it bloomed
and split toward the corners of the screen
each time. We saw a thick brow of navy
quiver over every portrait of the crew.
PATRICK WILLIAMS is a poet and academic librarian living in Central New York. His poems have appeared in publications including The Metric, Word Riot, 3:AM Magazine, and elsewhere. He shares poems he has found in printed concordances at http://concordancepoems.com. He is the editor of Really System, a new journal of poetry and extensible poetics, which can be found at http://reallysystem.org.
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