the city creeps
the night screams
it’s all so noir
and smudgy-

stand next to something
real, maybe
you are

maybe somewhere else
but not here
the city here gnaws on itself
a vegan out on meat night
and the only sound you hear is
look who’s over there..
look who’s looking

-Michele McDannold 4/17/15

Michele McDannold is the author of Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days, a book of poetry available from PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Red Fez Publications for five years and is currently the editor/publisher at Citizens for Decent Literature. She has an extensive collection of flannel and rubber chicken heads. For more, please visit


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