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B. Diehl is the author of the poetry collection Zeller’s Alley (White Gorilla Press, 2016). His work has been published by Hobart, BOAAT Press, FLAPPERHOUSE, Words Dance, and other venues. On the first and third Sunday of every month, he hosts a reading series in Catasauqua, PA, called I Hate Poetry. When he is not writing, reading, hosting, or breathing in dust at his warehouse job, he is usually hanging out with his cats. He lives in Phillipsburg, NJ.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by B. Diehl and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I don’t know why, but “Bunny”
G. was kind of obnoxious,
I was 18 and still didn’t have a job
“I’m so baked, Bunny,” she’d say ––
as my parents’ cellar
Most of my old friends were graduating
Some of them
I was forgetting everything ––
“Do you think we’ll ever get married?”
But I couldn’t possibly answer
No ambition meant no future.
The cellar door was worlds away.
Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada a poet, writer and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His writings have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England. He has three books published (On the Bright Side of Down and Bus Stop Bus Stop are both available at Amazon.) He was the 2004 recipient of the MAC’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the WAC’s Making A Difference Award. From the front jacket of the collection of short stories The Naked City by Sterling Silliphant – where a crime of violence and an act of infinite tenderness can occur seconds apart . . . in many respects that is what I am attempting to do with my poems and stories. I am interested in our individual humanity in a harsh and sometimes comical environ. I believe, if there is a god, god is a prankster. How else do we explain genitalia and Donald Trump.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Grant Guy and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Hanging Sam had no joke for his 1000th execution