Brad Rose

A Cure for an Amarillo August

Road-worn, dusty, and lined,
Ray has a face like a license plate
on a stalled Texas pick-up,
but as he wraps his wrangler’s arms
around her, Roxanne swoons as if he were
a cool,
of ice-cold

Brad Rose was born and raised in southern California, and lives in Boston. His chapbook of
miniature fiction, from Right Hand Pointing, Coyotes Circle the Party Store, can be read here.