Sunday, 8 August 2021


by Gloria Mindock

loved fake names.
He was a burnt-out novelist.
Wrote too many stories about
horrific blind dates.
He was a wild man.
Too many plastic bags in his kitchen.
He would kill you, burn you, pretending
it was love.

M, an elementary teacher,
went out with J
She thought he was popular,
would bring her wealth.
M was wrong.
Her fate lay at the water’s edge.
An alligator.

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"J/M" 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.

1 comment:

  1. With a few skillful strokes, Mindock paints a psychological profile which will have the reader on edge…inches away from that final vicarious SNAP!