Church and State by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

He has a pet ferret
and I ask him what it does
and he says it does nothing
so I ask him why he
has it.
To separate myself, he says,
anyone can have a cat or a dog
but how many people do you know
with a pet ferret?
I shrug my shoulders.
He is the only one.
When he lets it sit on his neck
it makes me think of a fur coat
but I don’t tell him that.
He seems so close with his ferret
every since his wife left
With some love toy
twenty years her junior.
Which was perhaps her way
of separating herself

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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