Face to Face with a Lizard             by John Dorsey

for Christian Clevenger


milkman i wouldn’t worry too much

about the lizards in the couch in my garage


just think about your future prom date

wiggling all over your body


close your eyes

turn off the lights


& call it young love.




John Dorsey is the author of several collections of poetry, including Tombstone Factory (Epic Rites Press), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press), Being the Fire (Tangerine Press) Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press), and Your Daughter’s Country (Blue Horse Press).



September Editor James Benger is the author of two fiction ebooks, and three chapbooks, one full-length, and coauthor of three split books of poetry. He is on the Board of Directors of The Writers Place and the Riverfront Readings Committee, and is the founder of the 365 Poems In 365 Days online workshop, and is Editor In Chief of the subsequent anthology series. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and children.

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