Doing Headstands in the Sty of the Beholder
you sound like a horse
on its way to the glue factory,
no harm in such things
but I feel as though I should warn you
it does not end well
like jumping into the lion enclosure
at the zoo
painted up like a baby
I understand the modern grant system as it is.
No one puts their coins into the payphone slot
when there is a peep show to be had.
I once wrote an obscenely long letter to a very dead George Orwell
asking him why he put the pigs in charge
Turning on the television
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his other half and mounds of snow. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.