Words, forget yourselves.
You’re swallowed
galaxy-wide--with its
quantum bits, its dark dust
backdeals by up-or-down
thumbthrust. You’re sand-
paper tongue to mankind’s
new hivemind, the Internet:
large-looming electric silk
pulled finer & finer
across our woken wow.
Words, forget yourselves.
Yes or no, true or false--
space & time are said &
done without you now.


CHRISTOPHER PHELPS