Zoom by Eleanor Bradley (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

When the signal interrupts
You glitch, pixelatedly, scatting
From pose to frozen pose.

I like those unguarded frames
Of your face in in-between state,
The upturned eyes,
the incomplete gesture,
Which makes you look
like a martyred Saint.

The buzz and burr of your
Mechanised voice seems
Apt for these loading days

Eleanor Bradley is an English teacher and lives in a tiny cottage in the Cotswolds with her husband and daughter. She is new to writing. Zoom was 1st place winner of Lucent Dreaming’s 2020 Poetry Contest.
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