Incantations of beasts

Jennifer Kite-Powell
4 min readJan 9, 2022
Burst. 2017. Jennifer Kite-Powell

These beasts were not beastly.

No more so than humans are beasts or behave beastly towards others.

These beasts didn’t come for us.

No one knew where they came from. One day they just appeared. Swimming in a channel that was made from war by men who acted like beasts.

The beast's lithesome white arms gently speared the water; their hand-like fins…