finally the hour has come
it is time for the long journey
I say to my wife and child a last farewell

and click the blue button
my face appears across from my face
it is the day we will virtually discuss

the unpredictable resolutions I am sure
obscurely will decide my fate
the ostensible chair begins to speak

thank you for your electrons
I hope you are well in these days   
or at least surviving

I touch the hem of a book
someone says that’s a lot of togetherness
someone says the asymptote of dusk

the chair mutes us all   
it’s so good to see all your faces
thank you for availing

this interstitial convocation
to consider these extraordinary times