I have travelled to and from the Parallel

I tried to bring back what I could –

but the artifacts

experienced unforeseen side effects –

please forgive me.

I do not yet know

what this means for us

but I beg of you

for the sake of all humankind

cover your mirrors.

 

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Amanda N. Butler is  the poet behind the Dancing Girl Press chapbooks Tableau Vivant (2015) and effercrescent (2017), as well as the microchapbook How A Fairy Gets Her Wings (Origami Poems Project, 2018). Her poems have also been published in Hedgerow, Haikuniverse, Nu Lit House, Babe Soda Magazine, and others. She can be found online at amandanbutler.wordpress.com and on Twitter @arsamandica.

June 8, 2018

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