On hold a good freaking hour,

grateful for La-Z-Boy.

Welcome desk to tech desk 1

to tech desk 2, back to

welcome desk.


I hang on,

barnacle on black vinyl.


Tech desk 3, Manila

very helpful.

Relief floods.

Back aches.

Sphincter angry.


Now on hold

for Bangalore.




G. Louis Heath, Ph.D., Berkeley, 1969, teaches at Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa. He retires in June 2016 because his university is closing. He enjoys reading his poems at open mics. He often hikes along the Mississippi River, stopping to work on a poem he pulls from his back pocket, weather permitting. His books include Mutiny Does Not Happen Lightly, Long Dark River Casino and Vandals In The Bomb Factory. His most recent poems have been published in Dead Snakes, Poppy Road Review, Writing Raw, Inkstain Press, Verse-Virtual, Eunoia Review, Squawk Back, Whispers, and Poems and Poetry. Contact at gheathorov@gmail.com.