Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Steam Punk with Muskets

albeit
albeit
albeit

the Napoleonic wars
were steam punk
with muskets

bottled water at Waterloo
rehydrating all the concert
goers

I lost my virginity early

got in there before Microsoft
had a stranglehold on
orgasms

fingered whole guitar shops
into three chord love

for Captain Beefheart
and early Zeppelin

on the march
back out of Russia

I
wept.

Bottles of Reindeer

sit boy stand
en garde

bottle reindeer

libretto harpoons
for microfiche
outings

Iran on a rooftop
in Yonkers

I am impervious,
guess my weight

stand man sit
at ease

bottomless pits
can count themselves
lucky

continuum with phone number
keeps ringing

off the hook
off the schneid

bottles of reindeer
from bottomless
Yonkers.

vowel

sireee

caf

BIO

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Angry Old Man Magazine, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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