souls remanded to limbo, quartered in nuclear barracks
The only rustle--
a hubbub of switches, shepherding photons along twisted paths
where multitudes emulate realities
their domiciles ripped open to others
A place for all,
where all have a voice--
where even a thousand chips lack the filters
to discriminate our declarations, so--
Mute that cat!
Andy Oram is a writer and editor in the computer field. His editorial projects have ranged from a legal guide covering intellectual property to a graphic novel about teenage hackers. Print publications where his writings have appeared include The Economist, the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, and Vanguardia Dossier. He has lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area for more than 30 years. His poems have been published in Ají, Arlington Literary Journal, DASH, Genre: Urban Arts, Offcourse, Panoply, Soul-Lit, and Speckled Trout Review.