All posts by Dale Wisely

Ian Willey

Season 5

She came home with a new guy
and it was just like that year
when the actors went on strike
and on The Dukes of Hazzard
a couple of new dudes came in
to take the place of Bo and Luke
who, they said on the show,
had left to see a NASCAR race,
unlike our own dad whose
departure was more mysterious
and whose replacement didn’t
even try to act like him as we
went through the same adventures
in the same car making our way
the only way we knew how.


Ian Willey often gets in arguments with Grammarly.com and loses.


 

Aaron Sandberg

Domestic

Overnight it was safe,
and we soaked all our cups,

but the knives in the drying rack
still pointed up.


Aaron Sandberg has eaten the plums you were saving in the icebox and is not sorry about it—like not even a little bit.


 

Aaron Sandberg

Chance

The spider trapped in
my car, wherever he hid,

spun sad
webs even

after I had
brushed them away each

colder morning from
my warm vent

and sent
my window down some

to give
him the second chance

a third and
fourth time.


Aaron Sandberg has eaten the plums you were saving in the icebox and is not sorry about it—like not even a little bit.