Bob Lucky lives in Ethiopia. He is co-author of the chapbook my favorite thing and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals, including Modern Haiku, The Prose-Poem Project, Shot Glass Journal, and Rattle.
The Nature of Time Warps Is Not Well Understood
Mom asks me to buy her a case
of water. I decide to go
to a nearby liquor warehouse
to pick it up, maybe pick up
some cheese and crackers
while I'm there. Three days later
she calls me. "Where have you been?"
she asks in a sandpapered tone.
"I'm dying of thirst."