The Bottom Line

Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Cute Houses
Photo Credit: Cimexus

When the average age
of a town
is 56
the ambulance in the driveway
means a new home
will soon be up for sale.

And anticipation will mount
as concerned neighbours
gather in the street

to inquire as to whether the beautiful old lady
a few doors down,
god rest her soul,

had two bedrooms
or three.

Ryan has recently been published in Quills, Toasted Cheese, The New York Quarterly, and The Antigonish Review. He also has pieces appearing in the anthology Lake Effect and has a full length poetry book in print entitled Pigeon Theatre. Email: cyanogen_rqf[at]

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