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She shifts her experiments
but doesn’t remove them.

The refrigerator light
burned out years ago.

Pale labels are written
in a runny alphabet.

She can’t decipher them
and will never eat them.

They will live in the back
until they start to glow.

Mark J. Mitchell was born in Chicago and grew up in southern California. He is very fond of baseball, Miles Davis, Kafka and Dante. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the activist and documentarian, Joan Juster where he makes his meager living pointing out pretty things. He has published 2 novels and three chapbooks so far. Titles on request. A meager online presence can be found at

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