I collected the magazine lying
dormant and dusty on my coffee table.
It felt good and strong in my hand as I rolled it up,
its crinkling sound oddly pleasing to my ear.
I cocked back and swung with calculated
vigor at the petulant fly on the wall.
The deed was done. Precision is paramount.
Only after was I cognizant – the periodical was a promotional giveaway from Peta.
I become aware of a looming sound…tis the planet
creaking on its axis as it continues to rotate.
Tony Blau Veldt, 07/22/2017 completed