A version of this story ran in the April 2017 issue.


Oh, we, millions possess them: options.
The trash bin placed, then removed.
The credit card paid, utility bills, too.
The remote working quickly and well,
Placed correctly, and the TV screen fulls the game.
Yes, we could do more than the trash, bills,
remote and TV.
We could.

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