Short Stories

My dentist leans in.
“If they dig you up in 200 years, she says,
“You will still have these teeth.”
She is an historic preservationist.
My optometrist nods in satisfaction.
“Just the hint of the starburst of cataracts,” he says.
“Perfectly normal for you age; we all go blind if we live long enough.”
As it has ever been:
Our history will be written by those who unearth our bones,
never having seen through our eyes.

 

About Kathleen Ellyn

Kathleen Ellyn is an editor for Elohi Gadugi Journal. She lives on a farm near Scio, Oregon with her son and a variety of four-legged critters.
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