Aphelion Issue 265, Volume 25
September 2021
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Terrestrial Extinctions 101

by S. T. Eleu

final project presented in Terran English

R. A. Fita (ノ ミ ヘ ポ ヿ ヨ)

student, cycle one, xenolinguistics

Anthropocene Extinction: Finality of Primate Dominance on Terra Prime

Snapshot 37/50

on a private jet designed to pamper 8 passengers
a sole traveler passes the time

unwrapping individually wrapped orange fruit chews
and paging through a bestselling pulpy page-turner

(269 hardcover bound pages of epicurean pageantry and mayhem
woven into a maze of mystery and murder most carnal)

culled from the polymeric pulp of amazonian trees
then printed, marketed, and delivered by Amazon

in 2 hours or less.

2020 S. T. Eleu

S. T. Eleu hase been a language arts teacher specializing in bilingual and special education for the past twenty-five years in the Chicago Public Schools. Currently, they are at a successful K-8 school – Augustus H. Burley – that champions authentic literature and choice in writing.

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