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Original artwork by Aaron Bo Heimlich


Megan Markham

I keep thinking about jellyfish


plastic bags.

A crumpled heap of bullseye-covered ones stinging my feet

when the reusables were left at home.

PSAs from my school years reminding us to cut six pack rings, 

more packaging than I asked for or know what to do with

covering us head to toe – K-Cup to vitamin pack

the capitalists disregard so silently loud that

I’ve curled up in a shell while choking on a plastic bag.

My internal monologue a Discovery Channel fun fact break-bumper:

“more people die annually from coconuts hitting them than sharks attacks”


“did you know? sea turtles eat jellyfish”