Where Mr. Penasky’s check went by Morgan Boyer

gyro
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Where Mr. Penasky’s check went 
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All of your missing rent checks
migrate to live on an island of lost
office documents. The moment
.
you slot them into the mailbox,
they grow plastic wings and flutter
out the dust-covered window of your
.
A/C-lacking flat above Mike’s Gyros Shop
where they have the $6.99 chicken
tender basket special on Wednesdays
.
So while you sit on a bar stool with deflated fluff,
like meth-addicted sheep, filling your veins with greasy
fried cholesterol since it’s all you can afford on a $10 an hour,
.
your missing rent check
is fighting a giant ground sloth
on a white-sanded beach
in the Bermuda Triangle.
.
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Morgan Boyer is the author of The Serotonin Cradle (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and a graduate of Carlow University. Boyer has been featured in Kallisto Gaia Press, Thirty West Publishing House, Oyez Review, Pennsylvania English, and Voices from the Attic. Boyer is a neurodivergent bisexual woman who resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

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