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Bethany Marcel


Bethany Marcel has lived in a spiritual community in New Mexico; taught English in Tbilisi, Georgia; and almost set a bar on fire in Reykjavík, Iceland. These days she explores the art of the afternoon nap in Portland, Oregon.

— From November 2023

Animal Moments

At the hospital two nurses, a doctor, and Dave all stand and watch as I transform into animal. My body expels fluids, feces, and finally a human baby. I grip the bed, howl, grunt, and writhe. Outside the window the trees are sunlit, and the leaves stutter in the breeze. I try to forget that I took a shit in front of Dave.

November 2023
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