Dead White Men Tell Too Many Tales By J. Bradley
A love letter once sutured buttonholes.
Bedsheets wore boys better than regret.
A check box asked for closure.
A slow dance crossed the border;
A three-inch heel fired the first shot.
The jeweler stopped printing maps.
When asked why, he said
“There are no bathtubs here
to leave the body; do not ask
J. Bradley is the author of Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009), The Serial Rapist Sitting Behind You is a Robot (Safety Third Enterprises, 2010), and My Hands Are As Thick As Dreams (Patasola Press, 2011). He is the Interviews Editor of PANK Magazine and lives at iheartfailure.net.