I am the orange Nerf football

stuck in the gutters of

your summer home

long enough to watch

you grow into

someone who

wears purple lipstick and

flicks cigarette butts over

the fence into

the neighbor’s backyard and

laughed really hard when

their dog got really, really sick

that one time from eating

them all.




Stephen Wack is a graduate from UGA where he studied Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience and briefly worked as an intern at the university’s literary journal, The Georgia ReviewHe has been the featured reader at multiple events in his town of Athens, as well as hosts a local, monthly open-mic night, GoetryIn June Stephen self-published his first chapbook, “scalpy,” a collection of auto-biographical prose and poetry. His work is to be featured in the January issues of Artifact and Linden Avenue Literary Journal.