called nightmare to prison library where sewer backs up flooding cages of books my brains are washed by a short scientist detectives trail me arrested by police giving up to handcuffs ether now on train calendars peel off cars 1942 1962 1982 2198 1892 1294 passengers screaming screaming off track burning 3rd rail in swamp struggling to reach green reeds i am a fixed target paper duck *pull trigger*fire pin*thru barrel*into muzzle* b u l l e t s h o t paper duck mowed down.
About the Author Joan McNerney recited her work at the National Arts Club, New York, State University of New York, Oneonta, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio and the University of Houston, Texas as well as other distinguished venues. A reading in Treadwell, New York was sponsored by the American Academy of Poetry. Published worldwide in over thirty five countries, her work appearing in literary publications too numerous to mention. Four Best of the Net nominations were awarded to her. The Muse in Miniature, Love Poems for Michael and At Work are available on Amazon.com. A new release entitled Light & Shadow explores the recent historic COVID pandemic. About the Artist Hannah Banwell (they/her) is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a mixed media artist with a focus in oil painting. They are currently working towards a BA in Fine Arts with a minor in Education at Columbia College Chicago—they plan to teach elementary school art. Check out her art on her Instagram @fartf0rart.
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