Hans Zimmer’s Phones

Jeffrey Hecker

Hans Zimmer’s phone with four cameras can’t accomplish
what you need.
Hans can show you from all angles except what you see.
What Hans really asks from a four-camera phone is how
you see Hans taking
your likeness. Hans Zimmer’s phone with five cameras
he named Concave Pentagon. Lost in Quedlinburg,
two photos restored: these two. I know. We don’t know
what they are either. Three women thought packed snow,
though it never got cold enough in 2020 and all now dead.
Hans Zimmer’s phone with six cameras (coming next year)
vows to show skin cells flying off your arms as you walk,
Demodex mites feeding on follicles. Your shed eyelashes
certainly bitten.
JEFFREY HECKER is the author of Rumble Seat (San Francisco Bay Press, 2011) & the chapbooks Hornbook (Horse Less Press, 2012), Instructions for the Orgy (Sunnyoutside Press, 2013), Before He Let Them Guide Sleigh (ShirtPocket Press, 2013) & Ark Aft (The Magnificent Field, 2020). Recent work has appeared in Posit, The Laurel Review, LEVELER, decomP, Entropy, BOAAT, Dream Pop Journal, & DELUGE. He holds a degree from Old Dominion University. He’s a fourth-generation Hawaiian American and he currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where he teaches at The Muse Writers Center.