TO THE PATRON SAINT OF INTERNET, Allison Talbot

TO THE PATRON SAINT OF INTERNET
A PRAYER TO ISIDORE OF SEVILLE
by Allison Talbot

I have to ask
though everyone must – did you
really compile an ancient database or was
it that the corner offices were filled and God
said listen, you’ve been here a thousand
years and I need someone to separate
soft porn from harder
stuff and tell me if humans
are ever justified in saying fucker
when Netflix buffers, so Isidore
said glory to You, O Lord but turned
a little more transparent
and wondered why he couldn’t have joined
the three patron saints of florists
in their cool, fresh rooms and never
been called upon to reset a router or find
an elusive 16-digit code.

Allison Talbot serves on the editorial boards of Off the Coast and The Journal. In the fall of 2015 she will begin an MFA at The Ohio State University.

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