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Chris Schifeling, MS3

(1) Human sacrifices,

struck by stochastic gods,

their pathologic peculiarities, a puzzle

(2) seducing science’s metallic scrutiny

which pried their pain for pearls

to line its Sisyphean necklace of knowledge

(3) that I’m cramming in

my brain’s seam-split pockets.

(4) To please the serial sphinx

I hold up these jewels

(5) but now passed the test, they spill

forsaken cross the floor.