Glass Poetry Press

Volume Four Issue One

Louis Gallo


Don't probe fluorescence or polymer or the crowded aisles of Legget's Department Store after Labor Day. Get out of Colorado. Avoid Mecca and Stonehenge. Mercy is a loner, shy and frugal. Look to the empty stairwell between stories, back alleys, a lonely boiler room or dusty attic. Here it will come, meek as doves, fire on its tongue. Squeeze into a crawl space and keep quiet. Surrender the one mean bone in your body.