E-Voyeurs – Karla Linn Merrifield

Yesterday a little
death was recorded
by the NSA routinely
eavesdropping on Yahoo
tapping two IMers
typing their cyberfuck
in real time
four geeks on duty
beneath Ft. Meade
at Spy Central got
their rocks off
digitally manipulating
the long data stream
to match the maximum
effect of all
those nimble lovers’
fingers flying across
the keyboards
the ether
each other
in ecstasy

Karla Linn Merrifield has had 1000+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has 15 books to her credit. Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press. Her newest poetry collection, My Body the Guitar, recently nominated for the National Book Award, was inspired by famous guitarists and their guitars and published in December 2021 by Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY). She is a frequent contributor to The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. Web site: karlalinnmerrifield.org/; blog at karlalinnmerrifeld.wordpress.com/; Tweet @LinnMerrifiel

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