Featured Writer: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Insular Leatherback of the Salty Green Mecca


kerosene lamps on tenterhooks

you see me now, don’t you?

greasy forehead wiping away the afternoon

dents in my face like canned food

hair on the knuckles just finger pubes of broken cookie jar longing

obscenely quiet and polite and toasted

falling into side tables and blaming the tables

melting wax over a bed of tinfoil

it is good to be humble, when should we start?

the television turned off, the female too

it has been weeks since it has been weeks

a shirt with no give

and I have become claustrophobic within myself

insular leatherback of the salty green mecca

bleeding around the spear of

your kindness.


© Ryan Quinn Flanagan

cottonfield About the Author

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his other half and mounds of snow.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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3 replies

  1. That was above and beyond awesome somewhere out in a really cool zone


  2. Thanks guys!


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