Amelia L. Williams
Bio-Pic to Feature New Mega-Star, Hope
A rainbow shimmer—found cowering in a corner
of Pandora's box. Hope. Great wings, they said,
but the look too ingénue. The bioengineers are on it:
We can re-make you; silnylon and aerogel here,
titanium there. Marketing is testing avenge,
virago, and harpy, in titles with an upbeat spin.
The ills and evils have long since flown off,
or lumbered away. Hope's new publicist, Glory,
declares, "She hasn't hit her stride yet; ethereal,
yet charismatic, Hope has devoted fans. Call her
a serious dreamer—not your typical starlet."
Amelia L. Williams, PhD is a medical writer/editor who lives in the rural Rockfish River Valley of Central Virginia. She is the author of Walking Wildwood Trail: Poems and Photographs, which features a 3-mile trail of eco-poetry art installations. She received her doctorate in English Literature at the University of Virginia. Her work has appeared in Hospital Drive: A Journal of Word & Image, Centrifugal Eye, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Piedmont Virginian, 3Elements, and elsewhere. She is Assistant Editor with OneEarthSangha.org and is a fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences.