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Fatal Flaw

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by Kay Ryan
Illustration by Raine Fredrickson

Fatal Flaw

Kay Ryan
21 Snaps

The fatal flaw
works through
the body like
a needle, just
a stitch now
and then, again
and again missing
the heart. Most
people never bend
in the fatal way
at the fatal instant,
although they
harbor a needle
they shouldn’t,
or, conversely,
some critical little
lifesaving sliver
is absent.

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