No one asked you.

My phone
suddenly speaks
in a mostly
quiet room.

“I’m sorry,
I didn’t quite
get that”

looks at me

as I murmur
Shut up Siri

Selected byNolcha Fox
Image credit:Miguel Tomás

Julie A. Dickson has written poetry for over 50 years, has served on two poetry boards, coordinated 100 Thousand Poets for Change for 5 years and her work appears often in various journals including Medusa's Kitchen, Blue Heron Review, Open Door, Misfit, MasticadoresUSA and Uppagus. She has authored YA fiction books including "Bullied to Death" [Piscataqua Press] and Poetry books, the latest being "Untumbled Gem" [Goldfish Press]. Dickson holds a BPS in Behavioral Science, advocates for captive elephants and shares her home with two rescued feral cats.