Getting lost driving along
narrow cobblestone roads
in Portugal we arrive at a dead-end
what looks like a dead-end
what isn’t a dead-end
rather a small cement lot
harboring a small supermarket
where the proprietor directs me to cold beer
before I ask about Port
oh yes he smiles
plenty of Port!
Real pride there I like this guy we both
like this guy my girlfriend and I perusing
the selections real dust lining those shelves.
Favorite Drink: Grand Marnier (served neat, with a hoppy IPA on the side.)
Edward Anki‘s poetry has appeared in Cacti Fur, The Feathertale Review, (parenthetical), Qwerty, The Chaffin Journal, and others. A chapbook of his poetry, Remote Life, was published by BareBackPress (2014). His first full-length poetry collection, Screw Factory, was released in 2022 by Anxiety Press. A former stand-up comic, bartender, and agonized telemarketer, Edward is currently engaged in part-time studies to become a psychotherapist.
image: MM Kaufman