No, unreliable narrator, no, no, no

there’s not a chance in hell I’d give you the mic

you sly thing

okay you can have it but I’m right here so watch it

story hour and what if I’m in this one: half hitler half cruella deville

must I go into hiding?

the best words get stupid in the wrong hands

I was advised: put nothing in writing

I was advised: get ready for a sad life

and now just look:

handwriting of a drunken third-grader

or of several drunken third graders fighting for control of the pen

just your tricks I’m up to all your tricks

Published in Pine Hills Review