Monday, March 4, 2019

No Electronic Submissions by Ben Newell

I’m at the post office

trying to purchase stamps


this touch screen isn’t

working worth a damn;

I remove

and reinsert my card,


the appropriate icon


and again and again

to no avail:

“SHIT!” I say—

This means Kroger

and standing in line at

the courtesy desk;

I sure hope

that editor appreciates

all of the above

when he reads this.

About Ben Newell: 

Ben Newell, 46, works as a dishwasher in Jackson, Mississippi.  His chapbook, You Are Being Detained, was published by Epic Rites Press as part of its 2017 Punk Chapbook Series.  

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