Today's poem comes to us from Mike Sikkema:
Say Me Into This Then
To ring this bastard containment
They used to undress each other
Now he wakes up and checks
in his mouth for “yes sir, the fish said,
I’m just going to shove
a little aquarium
up onto land there,
got everything I need in it.”
Mike Sikkema's poems have appeared in New American Writing, Bombay Gin, Zafusy, the tiny, Parthenon West Review, Fourteen Hills, Word for Word, Shampoo, Cannibal, Coconut, Xantippe, BlazeVOX, and other journals. His chapbook Code Over Code appeared in 2005 and his new book Futuring is available at Amazon.
Read more of Mike's work here and here.
And, of course, head over to Tattoosday to see his cool tattoo here.