By Leah Mueller


We’re all

hackers, going

where we have

no business,

other people’s brainstems

and secret inboxes.

Medieval peasants

believed you could

kill someone, just by


cursing him, invoke

the supernatural,

then drop

a barrage

of psychic missiles.

Connected by

a superhighway

of gray matter,

light years

faster than pixels,

your brain

is still the

most deadly weapon

ever made,

and the easiest

to conceal.


Leah Mueller is an indie writer and spoken word performer from Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of two chapbooks and four books. Her latest book, a memoir entitled “Bastard of a Poet” was published by Alien Buddha Press in June 2018. Leah’s work appears in Blunderbuss, The Spectacle, Outlook Springs, Mojave River Review, Drunk Monkeys, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, Wolfpack Press, and other publications. She was a featured poet at the 2015 New York Poetry Festival, and a runner-up in the 2012 Wergle Flomp humor poetry contest.

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