Wake up far too late. Drop off clothes to basement
from two days before. Unplug phone in living
room. Press the on button once, twice, three times. Screen
stays black. Start missing the black screen screaming
incorrect unlock, restart. Scroll with nineties button
to power down. Count to ten. Press the button
once. Restart good. Not today. No message. Just
blackness followed by silence and more
blackness. No phone calls. No messages. No emails
I can check now.
Danielle Wong is the author of Bubble Fusion, a collection of poems about raising a child with autism. Her other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Soft Cartel, Montreal Writes, Patterns, and Inspired Heart for Teens: Identity & Diversity. She enjoys losing herself in forests. Visit her at https://www.daniellewong.ca.