Selected Poetry | Maria Pachowicz

I am a form of function // a function of form // format //
formatting // am I an AI or just a fluke //
what’s the difference between bluffing and machine learning //
is it //

is this imposter syndrome or derea l i  z  a  t  i  o  n

           (// am I ghost or am I already dead //)

I am concealed by a cloth of calm // calm
tastes like old tasted like cold tastes metal I am calm
corrosive metal // I was calm
corrosive metal // my calm
has corroded and I am // I think
I am // I claim
I am //

Maria Pachowicz is an upcoming writer and a third-year student at Trinity College. She has previously been published in The Cauldron Anthology and Icarus.