Things My Mother Would Say When I Returned Home From Down by the Bay, Starting Shortly After the Opening of That Secret Government Laboratory

by Lincoln Sedlacek

  • Did you ever see a lemur treated for a broken femur?
  • Do you ever drink the water? Swear it tastes like dextrylottar.
  • Did you ever see a salamander praying for a ship commander?
  • Did you already sign this waiver? Says we have to if we live here.
  • Do you also hear those shrieks? I’ve been hearing them for weeks.
  • Did you ever see a divorced bee arguing for custody?
  • Did you ever see the feds burying the Johnson’s heads?
  • We’re moving.