slaughterhouse*

the slaughterhouse
is permanent
on their
itinerary.

remains
of the months
must wait before
life can begin.

*This poem is an erasure of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities (English translation by William Weaver).

Michael Prihoda is an editor, writer, and teacher living in Indianapolis, IN. He edits the journal After the Pause and is the author of two chapbooks and five poetry collections.

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