deepfake

(for Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher)

if the

future

we once

imagined

is here

now

in the

form

of old

faces

cast in

new

and false

bodies

for pure

entertainment

what is

left

to be

discovered?

what is

kept

secret or

private

from lying

eyes

and greedy

hands?

–Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum is a writer and teacher from Wasilla, Alaska. She has published seven books of poetry and one collection of short stories through her company, Red Sweater Press. She also has work featured in more than a dozen print and online magazines, including The Nonconformist, Press Pause Press, and Verse-Virtual. Learn more at caitbuxbaum.com.

(image by Gérard DuBois)

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