that’s pseudorandom by Vanessa Couto Johnson

What’s the word with
you that you’d like

me to have. Instead

of banner, or in
addition to such,

I’ll wait for you to
skywrite it. One

plane letter at
a time. Sans

serif exhausted

by enough character
and worse, suspended.

Vanessa Couto Johnson is the author of the full-length poetry books Pungent dins concentric (Tolsun Books, 2018) and forthcoming pH of Au (Parlor Press, Free Verse Editions Series 2022), as well as three poetry chapbooks. Most recently, Vanessa’s poems have appeared in Abandon Journal, Angel Rust, Pine Hills Review, Star 82 Review, and Superstition Review.