Potential Energy Is Stored For The Future

Electricity is not capable of accomplishing half the marvels that are claimed for it, James
Harvey Kellogg said & yet it was valuable. In shallow baths of mineraled water. With
cold sheets wrapped tight. With sun on faces daylight pale. Valuable when lined up
among cots on the dusk-dark lawn. Sanatorium. Sanitarium. Change two letters & a new
word is added to the English language. I seen Bob the other day. In a bath, in a sheet, in
the sun, on the lawn. He said, electricity that gathers in one place is static. I said, I’m
trying to get you out. He said, the body builds an electric charge over time. I said, I’m
trying to get you out. He said, when you touch metal, the charge runs to the earth. He
said, electricity that moves from one place to another is called current. I said, be seeing
you. He said, the energy something has because it’s moving. I said, be seeing you, be
seeing you.

Meghan Phillips

Meghan Phillips

Meghan Phillips is the fiction editor for Third Point Press and an associate editor for SmokeLong Quarterly. She lives in Lancaster, PA.
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