Todd Mercer

Is This Thing On?

The same way my parents assumed I never listened
before I became just like them, I’ll assume you hear me
clearer than you seem to, my impassable, beloved child.

Todd Mercer, winner of the 2016 Dyer-Ives Poetry Prize and the 2015 Grand Rapids Festival for the Arts Flash Fiction Prize had his digital chapbook, Life-wish Maintenance appear at Right Hand Pointing.