Marie C Lecrivain is the executive editor/publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Nonbinary Review, Spillway, Orbis, A New Ulster, and others. She's the author of several volumes of poetry and fiction, including the upcoming Fourth Planet From the Sun (Rum Razor Press, 2018).
Are you breathing? The breeze is blowing shadows of the leafy branches over you, which creates the illusion of movement. I bend over you, and say, Sir, are you all right?. No response. I say it again, four more times, louder each time. No response.