Tamara L. Panici has recent or forthcoming work in Abyss & Apex, Black Poppy Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Fjords Review, and Flash Fiction Magazine. She can be found picking up heavy objects, walking too far, and writing on anything you leave behind. She thinks we should all eat more vegetables and be nicer to each other.
the ditches lining our neighborhood walks are littered with the hollow bodies of cicadas who are done finding mates & thus done with all of life. Their desiccated corpses crumble under no weight giving themselves to the humid summer eucharist & with a kiss of the wind their entire existence undone.