Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fugue in A minor by Tyler King

“No solid foods for a few days,”

the doctor had said.

So he scoops spoonfuls

of cherry jello out of “I hate not having my glasses,”

outraged wine glasses accustomed my brother whines, but then

to better company. he shouldn’t have forgotten them.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is local Short-sighted and nearsighted.

and its reputation’s growing But no one’s a saint,

as fast as its grapes, we all have our vices.

but this isn’t The wine Grapes country: of Wrath lies unopened

this is on his lap--Suburbia required reading merely a suggestion.

A little wine Welcome To Idaho! could take

away the sign bite passes, though, by his window.

of but the recent we won’t stay tonsil-for-long-lectomy,

but no we won’t Vicodin and stay for long alcohol

for do not we are merely stopping by a happy liver make.

Author bio:

Tyler King is currently working toward his B.A. in English at Whitman College. His work has been published in The Binnacle, the December 2009 and 2010 issues of Quarterlife, and featured online at and More of his writing can be found on his blog: TK Fire .

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