Ada Hoffmann


Scream. Thrash —
     Hands high in surrender,
heads bob in the crowd's crush. Pounding. Bass
     valve-beat bass vibrates up the body
of its own accord. At the front-woman's roar
     we scatter: breathing bodies pile
in writhing sigils, her design.
     Calling up we know not what.
We do not mind. Only roar back,
     in the rumbling air, and rise.

Ada Hoffmann is an autistic computer scientist from Canada.