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Joints scurry
knees bend and splay shitake as you and the figure tuck and pike
atop a damp mycological space pressed against the earthworms rumbling below
so much darkness
yet a felt a constellation: two tinfoil wrapped potato’s, one of butter and snow, the other a silvery grunt.
The radiowaves entered through the dome of his head.
The cat pounced at his ankle and he let himself be punctured, felt the teeth lovingly dig in.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 558 – In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1757 – English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.