Ryan Quinn Flanagan



The Pharisees have taken my one good eye

printed it onto monies of a foreign entity


atop tiny pocket pyramids of green Egypt

coiled asps shedding skin in fledging alcoves


sprawling ivy dropped theatre curtain heavy

over the conclusion


sculpted limestone architects with the hands

of their fathers, their mousy well-bred women


plied with flowers and sweets

drunk on the moon dream


trying to reconcile haughtiness and the hiccup

less than three blocks from city hall


a guardrail down by the water so good posture

can always have a thing for the human spine.


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.


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