A/Kby Gloria Mindock
K sliced open his stomach.
“Blood drips,” he said.
His heart was biting for love.
He had a deadline to make.
Do not misinterpret this.
Immorality is rationed.
His story ended before he could do any more.
A heard he died.
Water was quickly thrown on the ground.
She needed to put out her fire.
A looked towards the field.
Saw a cow just standing there.
She would only eat salad sprinkled with basil.
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"A/K" is part of Gloria Mindock's poetry collection Ash (Glass Lyre Press, 2021).
Gloria Mindock is the author of Ash (Glass Lyre Press), I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate Books), Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press), La Portile Raiului, translated into Romanian by Flavia Cosma (Ars Longa Press, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Šoku Štampa, Montenegro), and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson St. Press). Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into eleven languages. Gloria is editor of Červená Barva Press and was the Poet Laureate in Somerville, MA in 2017 & 2018.