Having moved to one place
so far from home where
the earth gleams mutely from the sky down
onto mountain tops barely traceable,
whited out behind unknowable clouds,
and now receiving with two bleeps
of computer sound:
from a strangerman who does not
spell your name right.
But says in lots of words
that as far as you can tell mean
the same thing at once—
something about measles shot,
enrollment, immediately, consideration.
But none of your family knows, when you
wait the necessary hours andcall them to ask, what measles shots is.