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Issue 23: 28 April 2024
Poem: 91 words
By Lael Ewy

I Had a Vision That the Wall Was Full of Weasels

It wasn’t so much the incessant 
noise of a million claws on the sheetrock 
that surprised me as the heat 
they all put off; touching 
the wall, their ermineshine glowed through,  
the mean of a myriad squirmy metabolisms 
burning through their weasel-chow, rumbling 
between wall studs, funking out their musk up 
and over the acoustic tile, until I considered 
their futures there, the complex logistics 
of tooth and terror, whisker and weasel-wail 
it would take to, finally, weave them home. 

Lael Ewy
Issue 23 (April 2024)

writes mainly about skunks with occasional forays into everything else. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, teaches at Hutchinson Community College, and has published EastWesterly Review, an online journal of literature and satire, since 1999. His poetry has appeared in Chelsea, Denver Quarterly, and New Orleans Review, and has been anthologized in Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh. His prose has appeared at Mad In America, and his chapbook, Of Grace’s Resounding Caws, was published by Knotted Road Press in 2018.

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