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July 2019 Vol. 15 No. 2

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Harriot West

Brave New World: An Epilogue

A mother texts her son who’s upstairs watching TV & asks what he wants for dinner. Her son texts his best friend who’s sitting beside him on the couch & asks if he’s hungry. His best friend texts his girl friend & says he’ll be over later. The son texts his mother & says “whatever.”

& someplace else
someone dies &
someone else
scrolls through rows
of sad-faced emojis