{
I beseech you, Our Lady
……………of the 2 Factor. I
receive innumerable torrents
……………of bits, impulses which jam
your perpetual—

<b l i n k>

Ghosting, artifacts, data
……………from diabolical sectors trans-
form into cingulate
……………surges, infiltrating
biological networks—

</b l i n k>

I find myself living
……………scenes already past, be-
coming other minds. Switch key
……………authenticate, intercede
O Blessed Queen and—

<b l i n k>

Wrest me from this whispering
……………mystery. I have no
VPN, no bitdefense
……………no star of Bethlehem
no sense of my—

</b l i n k>

}


Catherine Fletcher is a poet and a playwright. Recent work has appeared in Hopkins Review, Entropy, The OffingBird’s Thumb, and others, and she has performed at venues in the United States, Mexico, and India.  She was a TWP Science and Religion Fellow at Arizona State University from 2016-18.  For more information, please visit http://cafletcher.blogspot.com.

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