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when by Marisca Pichette

Photo credit: Darren Viollet on Unsplash

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 knees.

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 again—

as our paths are very different

until that moment


Marisca Pichette is a queer author whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Magazine, Room Magazine, Ligeia Magazine, SNACK, and Plenitude Magazine, among others. She lives in Western Massachusetts, collecting bones and listening to the trees. She is on Twitter as @MariscaPichette and Instagram as @marisca_write.

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