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Marisca Pichette

i had a conversation

the other day or so—

with someone who i 

seldom ever see alone.

he was calm, aloof, and 

staid sitting very straight 

indeed. a skinny sort of 

fellow, rather bony at the 


we talked for just 

awhile, as he had things 

to do

and i my own business 

though i was loathe to move.

nevertheless i saw 

him i doubt i will 


as our paths are very 

different until that moment


About the Author

Marisca Pichette is a queer author whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Magazine, Room Magazine, Ligeia Magazine, PseudoPod, and Plenitude Magazine, among others. Her debut poetry collection, Rivers in Your Skin, Sirens in Your Hair, is forthcoming in spring 2023 from Android Press. Find her on Twitter as @MariscaPichette and Instagram as @marisca_write.

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