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Marisca Pichette

Ishi

a step is like the shadow they left

behind

when too many came and saw the last

cloud

over the California morning

a night of sorts,

a night before the gloaming,

a silent evening with only

one voice

because a voice alone is something

like silence

something

like the top key on a piano

{titter away into darkness}

there’s only one dawn left on Yahi

there’s really nothing here at all,

only a handful of words and maybe

one broken request

to please leave my bones

where my past lies

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Marisca Pichette is a queer creator of monsters and magic. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Fireside Magazine, Channel Magazine, Room Magazine, PseudoPod, and PodCastle, among others. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

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