Our Own Devices

      by Luce Pelletier and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Skylark 6:1, Summer 2018, page 112. Verses originally written from May 2014 to October of 2015.

heavy traffic—
I am the voice
in your GPS                                                                       Luce

        my fitbit tells me
        happy birthday                                                         Michael

music from the cloud
in his wireless headphones—
a walk in the park                                                            Luce

the street-corner preacher
points the way
with his tablet                                                                 Michael

        Voyager 2 still en route
        with its golden LP                                                   Luce

power outage—
we find the candles
with a smartphone                                                         Michael