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Theme Songs at Birth

Souls up high, bodies sitting low,
who introduced them to one another?

minds? and how?
using bodies that could not know

how to speak and understand
being spoken to?

and with souls lacking ears to listen,
or lacking eyes to read with?

somehow, they were tossed
in together to live

in a condominium of electric meat,
no explanation,

just opposites attracting,
like in a sitcom about nothing,

an odd couple with no origin story
skipping all theme songs at birth

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Ben Nardolilli is currently an MFA candidate at Long Island University. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Slab, and The Minetta Review. He blogs at and is trying to publish his novels.

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