Overheard on the Chronolog by Stephanie Strickland

Hardy’s Dumbledore, a bumblebee—
It speaks in tongues but is bespoke in code.

Word splash hits quantificated body!
Siri hears Nietzsche’s name as “nature”!

Finally, a challenger for language. Hear
Robots read. Algorithms unpack.

Psider web, cliteracy, yonderdust
Databased. Incarnated or extinguished?

Icarus—approaching—swan dives the sun.
Exit here. Use your T.A.R.D.I.S. geo-frame.

Han, true purple, splashed on terracotta warriors.
Bodies thrown down a well bodypainted Maya blue.

Neither ( color ) reconstructed till the ’90s.
19-90s. 3000 years!

The block as the successor to the book?
Which came first, the chicken or the first?

Namagiri scrolled Identities,
Equations—no Proofs—on sleeping tongues.

Hawking threatened by AI. It anticipates
Him. Chimeras for real. Life is not shy.

Han purple now a superconductor!
A cold Crasher of the 3rd dimension!

Who wear tattoos, in lieu of scars, beware.
Endgames aren’t the end. Until they are.

Stephanie Strickland has published 8 books of poetry, most recently Dragon Logic and V: WaveTercets / Losing L’una, and 11 works of electronic literature. Zone : Zero, book + CD, includes the poem slippingglimpse which maps text to Atlantic wave patterns. V : WaveTercets / Losing L’una is accompanied by the Vniverse app for iPad, written with Ian Hatcher. Recent digital poems include House of Trust with Ian Hatcher and Hours of the Night with M.D. Coverley. For more on her work, http://stephaniestrickland.com.