Retrograde


Ovens, refridgerators, washers and dryers,
dishwashers, microwaves, tvs and cars,
computers, phones, stereos, remotes and speakers
buzzed, fumed and lurched,
fell and never got up.

We looked to each other and saw our ancestors
pushing sleeves over elbows,
planting feet, tilting shoulders,
thinking of seasons
and laughing at clouds.

Appeared in Bolts of Silk.