Poems

Sean Wayman: ‘The Pet Show’

The Pet Show It’s true that everybody loves a show and pets excite an outpour of affection, which meant I had compelling grounds to go and catch the pet show’s famous Theory section. The contest drew an academic crowd, the apogee of Intersectional chic. The only time they deigned to speak aloud was when they launched a blistering critique. Although they trumpeted their empathy, they didn’t strike me as remotely warm. I had a sudden urge to turn and flee but fought it off to watch the pets perform. In time, a group of rabbits took the stage, emblazoned, each…

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