The name of a girl I once loved
Flew off the tip of my tongue
In the street today,
Like a pet fly
Kept in a matchbox by a madman—
Gone!
Making my mouth fall open
And stay open,
So everyone walking past could see.

 


HOME PAGE IMAGE: I’m OK, You’re OK (2023) by Alan Fears, FROM ISSUE NO. 229, SUMMER 2019.