by William Pedlow
They had to pull me thrashing
into this world and they’ll have
to pull me out the same way.
First time, I peed on the doctor.
I’ve seen things.
saw Hades tell Cerberus
he was a good boy twice,
and skip the third head.
an honest mistake
but at least he had the good sense
not to complain when his
hand was bit clean off.
Terrible but it was that sort of
interplay between nature and will
that made a rubbernecker out of me.
William Pedlow is a poet, novelist, and Park Avenue Doorman. He writes silly little poems in his head while operating an extravagant 100 year-old Otis elevator. His work has been featured in Cathexis Northwest Press and on Instagram.
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