what will it eat here

in illustration of a cross section of a zucchini with a worm and a knife inside, all on top of a newspaper
Art by Kristina Closs

We’ve Been Discussing What It
Would Mean to Have a Child in
These of All Times

Inside the third zucchini
is a reddish worm, ribbed,
ready as a joystick, flailing
as if rattled from a long sleep.

Behemoth, mortal, I put down
the paring knife for a better look.
Does it take the open air for a roaring
wind, what will it eat here, what

will it do now.

By Robin Myers