his hat made him look like an armadillo in a rainstorm but he swore it was a swan song made from his final sweat, a knitted masterpiece tucked beneath his ears that would usher in his demise as a human and resurrection as the world’s most realistic mannequin
his friends were surprised that he ever considered himself human in the first place
Erik Fuhrer is a PhD and MFA in poetry candidate at The University of Notre Dame. His work has recently been published, or is forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Riggwelter, Noble/Gas Qrtrly, Unbroken, Dream Pop Press, Leopardskin and Limes, and various other venues. This is his second appearance in formercactus, the first available here.