A man didn’t have internet on his computer. He didn’t know what to do, so he turned on the television. He had bad reception. He adjusted the antenna. Nothing. So, he decided to climb a mountain, instead. He packed a backpack full of supplies and headed to the edge of the continent.
He struggled to climb the mountain at first, but eventually made progress, little by little. The mountain was called, Point Paz. When he finally got to the top of the mountain, he took a photo for Instagram. He raised his fist in the air and shouted, “I don’t have the internet right now!”
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in The American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, The Nation, Poetry, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. Currently, he is an Associate Editor at Frontier and a Guest Editor at Palette Poetry.