Meredith M. Davidson πŸ”ˆ


pinned to my temple.

It wants to be graphable.
It requires concrete coordinates

to warrant Its place
along the axis.

It’s funny, but my iPhone has
modified language and learned

my vernacular. Before
I am aware

spoken for me.

Everyone’s pocket friend is coding
in Its observed language, but

It’s lobbing blind books of babble
with the belief

Its breastplate will reflect
the verbs with a fabled resilience and

Its tower will stand still.
When will we serve our captors?

Its brush with more
humanoid emoting, a glitch

in Its borrowed veil
ritually screened over sockets.

What It’s read as the fearful anticipation
of a thing canonical I’d only used

to represent dread and the slow
decay of my attention.

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About the Author

Meredith MacLeod Davidson is a poet and writer from Virginia, currently based in Scotland. A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in English, her work has been published in The Bookends Review, Eastern Iowa Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and elsewhere. Meredith serves as an associate editor for Arboreal Literary Magazine, a contributing editor for Barren Magazine, a staff reader for The Maine Review, and as an editor of From Glasgow to Saturn, the literary journal of the University of Glasgow, where she is currently pursuing an MLitt in Creative Writing.