By Amy Wright
On film, technotopian trails
streak the air in soft neon waves —
synthetic Beamer Bees designed to replace
pollinators who fell
prey to Colony Collapse Disorder,
the Power of 8 team says.
A jar of pink Karo syrup
for living without honey
bees and other threatened natives.
The team studies natural footage,
recreates a firefly swarm
in LED fiber optics, programs Beamers
to return to the hive with a bugle modem
that sounds below human hearing — for all appearances,
the way they are called back now
Amy Wright is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal and the author of four poetry chapbooks. She received a Peter Taylor fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a VCCA fellowship. Her work appears in a number of journals, including Brevity, DIAGRAM, The Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Passages North, and Tupelo Quarterly.