Maybe Mondays would be better if we slept together / Not you and I, the day itself: Monday / to get intimate with Monday / But, no, not depraved / Just me and Monday under the cover of blue light, treating each other to each other like we do to snacks on snacks / Without any pressure to fill the page with a cartoon intro like in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids or Better Off Dead featuring Hall & Oats dueling American Fotoplayers & Holiday Road sampled by The Weeknd while I butter toast and yawn like my face is just a mouth split open / Nothing’s happening / It’s a bunch of noise making / And the pen has drawn me bigger as a means to zoom closer to see what I’ve done with the place inside the snowfallen page / Pulling names and words out of hats / They carry more weight this way
Barracuda Guarisco / C. C. Hannett / Kris Hall is a cheesesteak obsessed, bisexual crybaby who enjoys absurdity at varying levels. Barry is the author of several books in the Spuyten Duyvil Publishing universe, as well as Uncomfortable Music (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2021) and The Gold Boys are back in Gold Town (Really Serious Literature) co-authored with Joshua Robert Long. Nominated for Best Microfiction, he is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Really Serious Literature. He has had work placed with Maudlin House, giallo lit, Silent Auctions, Meow Meow Pow Pow and various others found under Entropy Mag’s ‘Where to Submit’ list. He lives with his wife, Pilar, and doesn’t know what day it is. You can find him if you want to.
image: Lindsay Hargrave