Birds in Cages
The brilliant colors of the birds in cages in Mexico–the deep vermilions,
luminous blues, greens, and purples, the orange, the yellow beaks with
black bands, the indigo eyebrows–all haunt you for not buying one and
setting it free. Something remains caged in you for having thought to
yourself, it will just be caught again.
Richard Krause has had two collections of fiction published titled Studies in Insignificance and The Horror of the Ordinary. A third collection, Crawl Space & Other Stories of Limited Maneuverability, will be published by Unsolicited press in 2021. EyeCorner Press in Denmark published his first collection of epigrams, Optical Biases, and Propertius Press published his second collection, Eye Exams. His prose poems have recently appeared in Courtship of Winds, Offcourse, Poesis, and are upcoming in Triggerfish Critical Review.. He lived for nine years in Japan and drove a taxi for five years in NYC. He currently lives in Kentucky where he is retired from teaching at a community college.