Arsenic Lobster poetry journal Issue Thirty-three
Winter 2013
Elena Aigle

This is Jannette. Her name has two Ns and two Ts. Nobody knows why. Nobody really cares. “That's just how it’s spelt,” they say. But that’s not why. That’s what. Jannette wants to know why that’s how it’s spelt. Who decides? Maybe nobody decides. Maybe her mother just misspelt it or something. She doesn’t know. And she doesn’t know how to go about knowing it. Knowledge is tricky that way. Because everybody wants to know something that not everybody knows. And sometimes nobody knows it. And so it has to be figured out, has to be known. But how does one go about knowing something that nobody knows? Or even something that nobody cares enough about to want to know?

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