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“Love Songs of Fruit Flies”

by E. S. Bumas

With Stephanie, who is no child, I might have a homologous reaction and need to protect her from being bored: I’m so boring it must be painful. And so impossible, I’ve already wandered in my mind from asking her if she finds me boring to wondering whether other species such as insects have analogous reactions to eye size, and how I would prove it, and whether certain animals find members of their own species boring.

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