June 2018 | The Piltdown Review

June 2018

Meeting Mandy

Meeting Mandy

The longer a meeting gets put off, the more daunting it becomes. Try waiting four years.
My House

My House

Let me give you my address so that if you are in the neighborhood you can drive by, see if they’ve repainted.
The Spirit of the Horse

The Spirit of the Horse

There are deep impressions in the grass, tracks from your truck and muddied sod from the vet who “put him down.”
Centerpiece

Centerpiece

The women sit before a turkey, baked for hours, always counting the minutes, tapping feet to a tune.
The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

I never took your last breath; you never saw my first. So when I was young I invented fathers to take your place.
Twilight of the Dogs

Twilight of the Dogs

This is the way the world ends, not with a whimper but a growl.
Transcendence

Transcendence

No difference between night and day when during sleep the world changes. You repeatedly pull yourself out and the crowd pushes you.
Ten Cents

Ten Cents

Once I saw a man, whose brother had been murdered, sidearm a coin into a fountain.
July 1964

July 1964

She holds a flower, listening only to the small petals. They’ve all come outside to see the purple.

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