by Mitchell Grabois

The Internet is a monster
that eats time
and soon there will be no time left

none for the use of those
who follow the voracious Baby Boomers
whose mothers told them there were
starving children in China

In their confusion
they decided to eat the Chinese, eat the Indians
even the Somalians, skinny and tough
as old roosters

There will be no time left

so the nurses at the hospital
that transplanted a new kidney into my body
shot my blood samples into space
along with the mayor’s
and those of the smartest kid
at the local agricultural and mechanical university

hoping that an alien will do something
to our collective DNA
to save us

but I’m not holding my breath

Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois was born in the Bronx and now splits his time between Denver and a one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old, one room schoolhouse in Riverton Township, Michigan. His short fiction and poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story Purple Heart published in The Examined Life in 2012, and for his poem, Birds, published in The Blue Hour, 2013. Grabois’ novel, Two-Headed Dog, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents. Click for Kindle. Click for Nook. Click for the print edition.