Poetry

Dopamine

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The personalities of the dwarfs
were still “open to change”
throughout the rewrites. Dopey himself
was introduced late. Why not add a Latinate
“a” to the end of his name

as Adriana Caselotti sings the Sinemet out
from the front of her cerebral cortex?

The voice of Snow White would marry a doctor
in the same year her previous husband,
the actor Norval Mitchell, died.

Pure joy will transmit as the dwarfs
remove small, bloodless jewels—

“Heigh-ho” in the mineshaft.
Emphasis mine.

This appeared in the May 2011 issue.

Nick Thran won the 2012 Trillium Book Award for Earworm.