Into the Pit

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Hooman #A looks at the children
like his heart is breaking, so I say,

"We can't; we need to keep going,"
then we move on from half-

lizardman, half-human orphans
to a hallway that leads deeper

into the warehouse's abominable,
spiral-stairwelled pit.
          We descend

and pretend there's something
we can do with the one vote

we've been given to survive on;
yet as we enter the heart of the

West Coast Rightwing Castle,
outside,
          in the America behind,

Kavanaugh was just placed
on the Supreme Court

to checkmate hoomanity
into Babylonialism.

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First draft: October 18
Word count: 100

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