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Spadina Literary Review  —  edition 26 page 14

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Psychic Friends Network

by Michelle Brooks

Do you want to know the future?
There is none. The future is now.
You are the future.
Scratch that.
Children are the future. The future
is what you make it.
Okay, I get it,
let’s start over. I know what you want.
You will meet a mysterious stranger.
You have an old soul. That person you’re
worried about? All will be well.
Am
I getting warmer? My godmother met
a man through the personal ads. He
murdered her. You know those stories
because the past never ever goes away.
The future doesn’t matter. Try not
to be afraid. I’m here in the dark with you.