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"I assure you, it's no joke."
"But… you're a fish."
"I'm aware of that."
"It's a rather long story, really..."
"6 minutes and 47 seconds."
"I thought fish only had a 3 second memory."
"That's goldfish. I'm a puffer."
"I see. So?"
"Are you going to tell me?"
"You still want to know?"
"Well, alright then."
"It all started exactly a week ago."
"To the minute. I was living happily in a pet store with my friends, minding my own business, when in walks this snot-nosed little brat. She takes one look at me, points, and screams that I'm the one she wants."
"So she bought you?"
"No, her father bought me after she threw a tantrum. They took me home with them right then… and nothing was ever the same."
"She tried to drown me."
"She tried to drown me. I survived, though."
"It was a close call."
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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