Thank you to editor Rhodes Thompson for publishing my poem, “Ars Wormetica,” in the inaugural issue of Hellscape, the literary brainchild of Grad Students in George Mason University’s MFA program. It’s an honor to be included!
Sure, I’d had a worm’s eye view of what I’d be asking
for by opening that can, but it wasn’t enough to keep me
from taking it in the grip of my one hand, & sinking
the opener’s tiny, circular saw into the tin-lined-steel lid
with the stubborn squeeze of my other…