Genetic Traffic

plastic shampoo genomes string the bedrock
grocery nets polluting a sea creature’s flesh
machines fusing with the ocean’s surface
while jigsaw algorithms split into their thrashing waves

islands with bullets of genetic traffic and technology
biology decaying from the carbon computers
symptomatic logos on silver cans and their servants
humans stumbling through the weapons they made

Sabrina Vellani is an Indo-Canadian writer; she graduated from UBC’s BFA Theatre Acting program in 2018 and minored in Creative Writing. Her latest work can be found in EVENT, Filling Station, The Malahat Review and Pulp Magazine under her pen name, Rozina Jessa. More: Instagram @sabrinavellani