6/22/12

Chris Toll

THE CELLULAR CHOIR
(TWO POEMS AND A FLASH FICTION)

WHY ISN’T TRY IN DIVINITY?

An inventor
hires an orphan girl
to maintain the robots
on his isolated estate.
I make my heart an open book.
Her only qualification for the job
is her skill with a raygun.
Why is a diary in incendiary?
The domestic staff is a coven
of lesbian vampire witches.
Two lifelines race side by side.
Trust me – in an alternate universe,
you’re truly loved.
The nun who writes plays in the locked attic
died on the surface of Mars.
Now she has a cheetah’s heart.
Your heart is a seed.
Let it break.



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