it’s time



It’s Time To Train Yourself

it’s time to train yourself
to sleep alone again
and it’s so fucking hard

–Richard Brautigan

on considering the lower emotions


everything that at first
then falls into a loopy pool
of your mother’s middle name
& smell this

the best and worst
parts, maybe,
because who knows

–Michele McDannold 1/25/15


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