How caution has no time zone.
How a parallel can go forever
without running into any old
school chums at Sainsbury’s.
How a bird and a horse can try
and speak the same language,
and how “cacophony” is the most
beautiful word in the English
language. How no matter
what it is it always comes
out the other end brown. How
if it walks like a skunk and talks
like a skunk it won’t smell
like the flowers in your mom’s
ICBM-shaped vase.

Robert Beveridge

Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise ( and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Red Coyote Review, Deep South Magazine, and Aromatica Poetica, among others.