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Dead Skunk Logo: round logo of a white skunk silhouette on a black background with the words “Dead Skunk” in cursive. “Dead” is neon purple and “Skunk” is neon yellow.

Eric Roller lives and works in DeLand, Florida. His other work can be read in The Chestnut Review and The South Dakota Review. He also has an online presence with poetry published in Mothers Always Write, Rue Scribe, and Variant Literature. His latest work is coming out this summer in Please See Me and the Pinyon Review.

Bees flying around bee keeper hives and bee boxes.



A great instrument deserves

a great song;

a blank canvas: a work of art;

a crisis: a heroine;

a theory: a proposition of truth,

tested and re-tested

until it becomes


nature: a honey bee

that can choose

worlds of quince

and caraway,

of vetch and persimmon,

without once

humming the notes

to Stayin’ Alive

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