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Brian Pilling

Brian Piling (he/him) is based in Cape Cod. Publishing credits include, Prose.onl, Radon Journal, The Main Street Rag, The Berkshire Review, Cutbow Quarterly, Down in The Dirt, In Parentheses, New Pop Lit, Hidden Peak Press, and elsewhere.

Death Rattle

The pretend parishioners, slowly swallowed by their prey, walk past white steeples. Boa constrictors disguised as old women’s fashion statements steal their last breath. Crocodile cowboy boots, suddenly alive, feast on the remains. The absurdity of it all, not lost on the naked undertaker signing the cross with his missing fingers. Is this how the believers disappear from earth? Naked

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