This One Time In Florida

THERE IS SOMETHING LIKE SERIOUSLY WRONG GOING ON IN FLORIDA LIKE WITH THE HUMAN ELEMENT THERE. BEYOND THE GOLD TEETH EVEN BEYOND THE USUAL SWAMPROT. THERE IS THIS DOG THERE WITH A HUMAN BRAIN BECAUSE THIS ONE GIRL TOOK HER GIRLFRIEND’S BRAIN OUT AFTER SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN AN ALLIGATOR PIT AND SHE JUST DRAGGED THE TOP HALF OF THE CORPSE OUT AND FRANKENSTEINED IT ALL UP. DOG’S A PIT NAMED ACE, HAD TO CUT OFF SOME OF THE FRONTAL LOBE BUT AT LEAST SHE’S ‘ALL PEACEFUL LIKE’. GIRL’S NAME WASN’T ACE BUT WHATEVER WORKS I GUESS. THAT FIRST ONE, THE LIVE ONE, SHE TOOK THE PIT DOWN TO THE GRADUATE STUDENTS AT FSU, TOLD HER THE LIMBIC SYSTEM WAS INTACT, DOG HAD ABOUT 200 DOG YEARS WORTH OF MEMORIES INSIDE HER, REMEMBERED DYING EVEN. SOMETIMES DOG ACE GIRL THING WOULD JUST LOOK AT HER SO SAD RIGHT BEFORE SHE GOT THE PEANUT BUTTER OUT OR SO I AM TOLD.

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Jess Dutschmann is a New Jersey based writer/human beehive. In 2011 she won “Best of the Net” for a poem about her heart being a clutch of bees. She recently wrote a little chapbook to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. She is not always so bleak, though.