I am the unsuspecting mouse

that fell asleep in your shoe

that you still slipped on and

walked around in

for as long as it took for me

to stop

scratching to get out.




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 Review. He has been the featured reader at multiple events in his town of Athens, as well as hosts a local, monthly open-mic night, Goetry. In 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.