Martha Silano



Millennial Poetess,


unloading her Costco cart,

glances ‘bubbly nebula’


in her Facebook feed, instructs Siri

to add it to a note. Poetess googling


Nuclear Waste Dumps. Poetess’s

ever-open window:


(will it be region, locale, or location?).

Poetess blowing at her too-hot cup


of virtual tea, wondering whether

her ocean acidification poem


should be epistolary or digital.

Poetess in Spandex, contemplating


focus, in Latin, means hearth.

To drown out library-tour voices,


poetess dons ear buds, clicks Lullaby

Radio, resumes researching robotics.



Photo Credit: Staff