Everett Gaffney – Badgers Down

[November 22]

I saw something this morning.
Not for the first time. I had been hearing it for months, a soft chittering in the woods.
I saw it for the first time two weeks ago and for a second I almost thought it was a skunk or something, but its form was impossible to miss.
Too long, too many limbs, segmented.
The chittering rang in the air.
And this time I finally caught it.
Or, well, parts of it.
It looks fake, doesn’t it?
I’ll have to keep trying.