Modern Breakup by Kenton K. Yee


Fake meat, dry heat while fires

spread and there is no great way


to say this. The smoke trees

are fruiting. People are reaching


for their remotes. Daylight Savings Time

draws people outdoors. Sunny weather


drains reservoirs. People watch

people on TV, where flying machines


topple buildings. Prices

climb higher. The invested


retire. Temperatures break records.

Cars drive themselves. Beans


fry like steak. People watch

people on TV. Reality is


so realistic. Gasoline is

the new bitcoin. People surf


channels. Please don’t cry;

I want us to still be friends


on Bookface.

 

An Iowa Summer Poetry Workshop and Key West Literary Seminar alumnus, Kenton K. Yee recently placed poetry in The Indianapolis Review, The Threepenny Review, Hollins Critic, Plume Poetry, Prembroke Magazine, and Summerset Review, among others. Kenton writes from northern California.