thorough’s a word that would
work, or complete my
guts of you. us filling the
other. changing unforeseen but
long range plans scrawled in
short order to stay at the
party without a swallowed
breath of gorgeous
hesitation grilled to skin-
splitting perfection.
two thousand years in two
months – before on a Q, a
future deck in between, a yard
swarmed by tiny dogs & sweet-
toothed superheroes, held
in place by the latest, tallest
fence, ad infinitum.
cavities clogged with tacky-
stale marshmallow crème.

Stephen Ground

Stephen Ground is a prose writer, poet, filmmaker, and picture-taker based in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg, Manitoba).