Zygote #1 by William Merricle

The reason I lie
face down in the road
is to aid and abet
the crossings of chickens.

A blankness of light
under a full bone moon
induces professionally-
useful melancholy.
Empty is not a void
-ed. In other words,
there is an unlimited
future in entropy.
The road is much
more wide than pure.


William Merricle is the author of several chapbooks, including Chaos Theory (Nightballet Press, 2013) and Fractured Fairy Tales (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016). His work has appeared in Pudding Magazine, Portland Review, and Slipstream, among many other magazines. He has no known peccadilloes.


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