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Deborah P. Kolodji is a widely-published poet who lives in Pasadena, California. This poem first appeared in Star*Line, the newsletter of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, in 1995.

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Wedding Coordinator

by Deborah P. Kolodji

reality programming setting up the scene
a medieval coat of armor on the bride's knight
riding up to the altar on a horse (of course!) white
fingers typing, typing, typing into the night

my mouse switches to the groom's very obscene
view of the ceremony, his bride virtually nude
my programming enhancements even more lewd
breasts larger, larger, larger...dare I say crude?

fortunately Aunt Emily, and by her, I do mean
Post -- won't wear his visor if she attends a la remote
I'm videoconferencing in the guests both far and afloat
on their own seas of images provided I won't

run out of disk space...