our electricity is action at a distance 
a small bright whiteness
vibrating at a tight wavelength


we measure the current by its imperfections
some materials do not resist uniformly at all


stood in an unceded electric field 
close enough the hair on our skin makes static
sparks jump between contact points


a charge runs through a circuit
until impeded 
by some resistance

Commissioned as one of the winning submissions to our #30in30 daily poetry competition as part of Poetry Month 2021