The Influence of Plasmatics

If, plasmatic screens arouse, if
When, controlling aside, when
How, noise turned bliss, why
When, thinking is numb, how
If, the sight disappears, when
Why, what follows light, when
Who, gnome viewers, who
How, light fades minds, how
When, sight cleared for entry, if
Why, the dead reincarnate, when
How, the air reignites, how
The plasma screen arouses, if:


Francis Bede is an Australian who lives in Tasmania.

Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.