by Kurt Newton

Step right up
and wrap your fingers
around these beauties!
Aren’t they killer?
High caliber,
double action.
Here, have a touch . . .
Ain’t she smooth?
Feel that barrel . . .
Nothing gay about that!
That’s power, son,
just point and shoot.
You’ll take it?
Let me wrap that up for you.
Personal protection my friend!
that one’s loaded.

Kurt Newton has been writing poetry since the 5th grade when he passed around his first poem titled “Koala Bear Underwear” to unsuspecting classmates. Their laughter was all the positive reinforcement Kurt needed to continue down the road to poetic poverty. Kurt’s poetry and micro fiction can be found in recent issues of Vine Leaves, Leodegraunce, 1of25, brickplight, Dance Macabre, and in Issue 2 of Empty Sink Publishing.