an accurate description of work yesterday
walked right up to that house full of pit bulls and tiki torches
he’s wearing a dress code that can be concealed but today
it’s warm &
the full sleeves, profane skin
all the wretched hate on display
how does this happen
smiled as he held the puppy
pleasant, more so than many
am i taller? this can’t be
am i growing, is the floor sinking??
i am the most considerate out of body experience
we won’t even tell anyone i am smiling
alice? where are you
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 michelemcdannold.com.