Google wants to verify my identity.
It presents weird-looking letters, numbers,
asks me to type them
into a text box.
Somewhere in Iowa, Georgia, or North Carolina,
servers will run algorithms,
analyse my response,
determine if I’m human –
or one of them.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)