The policeman sweeps up

shards of red and yellow plastic

and safety glass nuggets

that shimmer in the dawn —

confetti from a piñata

once the party is over,

and the ambulance

has driven away.




Kevin Casey‘s work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Paper Nautilus, Rust + Moth, San Pedro River Review, and other publications. His new chapbook “The wind considers everything –” was recently published by Flutter Press, and another from Red Dashboard is due out later this year. For more, visit andwaking.com.

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