D.T. Robbins Has a Drink and Considers a Submission (Matthew J. Andrews)

Face like broken glass,

shards strewn across the bar,

his delicate fingers half-

heartedly cradle half-

empty vessels, sloshing them 

about in stunted half-

circles between sips 

that drag like smoke. 


Matthew J. Andrews is a private investigator and writer from California. He is the author of I Close My Eyes and I Almost Remember, and his poetry has appeared in Orange Blossom ReviewPithead Chapel, and EcoTheo Review, among others. He can be contacted at matthewjandrews.com. 

image: MM Kaufman