One Poem by Paula Puolakka

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.


Are you paranoid, schizophrenic, perhaps,
or merely a victim of
useless information?

Everybody was born with the ability
to use telepathy, but you were told
that it is not true.
Now, however, the tech companies are telling you
that in the future, you can be telepathic by sticking
a tube or a microchip in your head.
Basically: they are ripping you off!

Are you truly divided in half,
or merely trying to hide the real you
the doctors never acknowledged as something real?


Paula Puolakka is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas). Her latest challenge-winning poems can be read through The Ekphrastic Review (November & December 2019) and Poetry Potion. To read more, check out Thimble Lit Mag, The Reader/Author Connection, Spillwords Press, and Jerry Jazz Musician.

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