by Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Blithe Spirit 34:1, February 2024, page 85. Originally written in November of 2023.

snow day—

the search engine’s

blinking cursor

battery recharged

chirping robins

a notification

pings my smartphone

about Facebook

trusting GPS

on a Labor Day trip

Windows update . . .

a keyboard shortcut

no longer works

amid a power outage

sound of migrating geese