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A guy kills himself in a cafe’s bathroom during hour two of four
of an open mic poetry session
that he cannot physically leave.
Everyone in attendance is waiting to read,
no one is there to just listen. They all nod constantly,
accepting and agreeing with every single thing said.
They have locked the doors with chains,
bordered up the windows,
locked arms to form a human barricade,
and don’t serve alcohol. And
all the poems are about love
and the weather.
Jack C. Buck, originally from Michigan, now lives in Denver, CO, where he is a teacher. His favorite brunch entree is Chicken & Waffles. His favorite baseball team is currently in last place, so he plans on writing a lot this summer. He thanks you for reading his work!
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