Roderick Bates

The Light Bouncing off Kelly Davio

and into his rheumy eyes
may be the only bright thing
in the shady old man’s life.

Roderick Bates edits Rat’s Ass Review and has published poems in The Dark Horse, Stillwater Review, Naugatuck River Review, Hobo Camp Review, Three Line Poetry, Red Eft Review, and Ekphrastic Review.