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Illustration by Landis Blair

The Tobacconist

There was a period of my life when I saw wombs all around me, and so of course the chandeliers were uteruses.

Factory


We stack wafers the length of our arms
in half-hour rotations, inspect the chocolate coats.
You’ve eaten a Kit Kat before-—at least
you’ve seen them on newsstands next to gum,
but this isn’t about the finished product.
This is about the factory, the chugging machines