Waiting Game by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Can you believe it?, he asked,
and I could not believe it
and he could not believe it either
but there are always those
that believe it
the same way a boiling pot of water
over the stove
can signal the anti-Christ
and so we tried to believe it
like open minds
playing table tennis
for many fine
hours

until
the grass
on the front
lawn

grew long
enough

that even the earth
was lying.

 

© 2018 Ryan Quinn Flanagan

 

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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, Literary Yard, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

 

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