mice inherit apocalypse || emma johnson-rivard

woke up sour on a thursday.
i dreamt a fishbowl universe where mice cohabitate with monkeys
except when the monkeys get hungry.
this is not a metaphor. call it nature.
darwin’s gift house. or maybe
another weekday dream.

did you hear? the world’s ending.
brimstone sold all their stock.
the monkeys crumble. the mice
cower, dreaming; maybe the cockroaches will
take them in.

 

Emma Johnson-Rivard is a Masters student at Hamline University. She currently lives in Minnesota with her dogs and far too many books. Her work has appeared in Mistake House, the Nixes Mate Review, and Moon City Review.

Originally published in the FALL 2018 edition of the Helix.

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