Verse VII: Psyche

They put the sanctuary all the way in Guyana because Fred is a superstitious fellow and he knows that his shadow falls just a microsecond out of synch every so often. The people of this country are especially prejudiced against persons who cast askance shadows. Medina had spent entire millions on various supernatural remedies to the compromising affliction but old ladies still tend to hiss at him if he approaches from a certain angle during the day.

“Don’t leave my side,” he murmurs to Kate and Fiona.

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