“Electricity,” New Era, Aug. 1991, 23


    Silence burns between us,

    A charged underground cable

    That stings when I approach it

    And warns me from the shock

    Of connection—

    —In connection

    There is current to illumine

    And destroy. I retreat, afraid

    The force of fusion

    Will also split

    My atom self.

    Photograph by JoyAnne M. Moses

    Art by Hinarera Hunt