Cover Photo: Photograph by Yazz Atlas/Flickr
Photograph by Yazz Atlas/Flickr

You and Me, Bird

Your near-life experiences have coalesced in this momentary identity. You are a woman speeding along I-10 with a caged green-cheeked conure chirping by her side.

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Hiii, you creepy little fucker

how are you?I’m grate

I’m doing great, thanks

The sink is a bacterial breeding ground

More like entre-manure

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add to their value

valueIt’s a hard time to coexist

so, what do you do?

Laurel Shimasaki lives in New Orleans. Her work appears in Salon, Hello Giggles and elsewhere. She is a barista, tutor, and volunteer zookeeper.