I’ll Come Back as a Strathearn Paperweight by Jessica Lee McMillan

Poem title: I’ll Come Back as a Strathearn Paperweight Poet name: Jessica Lee McMillan Poem: After my digital death, I’ll just come back as a glass paperweight, a dense phantom orb reflecting convex realms that hug text in walls with the lens of time With voluptuous gravity, —l’objet d’art with heft— I’m inert and steadfast with the weight of intent to war changing winds I’ll halt obsolescence, pin runaway script with blunt fist as heavy heart leans on tissue stratum, I’ll press reams of words in a copulation of text Out of blown crystal glass I’ll be a millefiori dance with the weight of mosaic and enduring paragraph End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Jessica Lee McMillan Jessica Lee McMillan is a poet who likes crooked, shiny things. She expects to be buried under her shelves of books and records. Read her presently/forthcoming in Blank Spaces, pocket lint, Goat’s Milk Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, Tiny Spoon, The South Shore Review, Dream Pop Journal, and Blue Heron Review, among others. Jessica lives in New Westminster, British Columbia on stolen and unsurrendered lands of the Coast Salish and Halkomelem-speaking Peoples, including the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations. Twitter: @JessicaLeeMcM www.jessicaleemcmillan.com