The Sweet One

He shines / the flashlight at the hole to make sure I see the wet black frog-like head burrowed / inside and through the love in his voice for them, I love them too.



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close-up photo of an industrial lightbulb

Electromagnetic

Too bad / technology has overridden the soul / and we can no longer experience / true thinking.


Black and white image of a neural map

Postictal

I’m on the floor. Most desks / are broken. Blink. That’s not — / They interrupt: Don’t be
stubborn.


black and white photo of empty bird cages hanging on clotheslines between buildings

A Hundred and Twenty Muscles

She watched as her classmates cooed and stroked and cuddled. A tiny flame seemed to burn within her.


sepia image of the 1904 World's Fair, St. Louis, Missouri: the US Government building: natural history exhibit featuring a blue whale skeleton and life-sized whale model

American Museum

They point at the skeletons and say, / not me, not me, not me.


image of the surface of dark water with pink ripples

Two Poems by Ananda Lima

As I wait for people / in hazmat suits / I am afraid / of forgetting / but I am more afraid / of remembering