The neuro says follow my finger.
Like I’m in trouble.
Says walk a straight line
Says who was president before Obama
but I’ve blocked it.
Calls for mental math, eye contact,
says I want you to resist me
as hard as you can.
Katherine Fallon is the author of DEMOTED PLANET (Headmistress Press, 2021) and The Toothmaker’s Daughters (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She is Lead Poetry Editor at MAYDAY Magazine and reads for [PANK]. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, Juked, Meridian, Foundry, and Best New Poets among others. She shares domestic space with two cats and her favorite human, who helps her zip her dresses.