This new jellyfish extract improves your memory—

but it comes with a sting.

You’d forgotten what was too inhuman to remember.

Now the wondrous distillate has ushered it all back.


And what do the jellyfish extract from us in return?

You don’t want to know!

Suffice to say, they swim with fresh new swagger

in their undulating waltz, eye-curdling the drowned.


Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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