Perihelion: An Online Journal of Poetry and Mayhem
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T. C. Marshall


for Ninotchka

Our larval state masked
adulthood because citizen pain
was broadcast for so long
in the image of a voracity
where one egg out-eats the others
and then eats them too and says, “So long”--
as if that could even be
something like human just because
we so long have thought so.