Biblical Proportions by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

They needed twin flatbeds because there were two sisters.
Each scaling just under a metric tonne and very religious.
Biblical proportions that needed to be cut out of their house.
And the neighbours gathered in the street.
Slapping their children for snickering, then making jokes
amongst themselves.
And the sisters demanded holy water be sprinkled on them
before they would agree to go anywhere
so the fire department was brought in with their hoses.
Each sister assured that it was holy water
and not drinking water
coming out of the hydrant.
Then the flatbeds drove away
and everyone shuffled
back inside.
To cold mac n’ cheese
and nothing on
the tube.
And an unhappiness so suffocating
that plants would die in its
presence.

Ryan Quinn Flanagan Black & White

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a happily unmarried proud father of none. His work can be found both in print and online. He has an affinity for dragonflies, discount tequila, and all things sarcastic.

 

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