Mudlark No. 42 (2011)

Discovery of a Parasite

The bald boy went down 
the creamy elevator

plastic tubes
down four flights of dead people

four city blocks
four botanical gardens

four Rite Aide drug stores
to the dimly-lit 

snack bar
to the purple Gatorade 

the chewy granola bar
and while everyone else died

we ate mussels
drank Belgium Tripels

watched a diorama
with a litter box and basketball.

Nathaniel Vincent Mohatt | Mudlark No. 42 (2011)
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