Mudlark Flash No. 8 (2000)

Michael Neff

Michael Neff writes both fiction and poetry, but is better known as the Editor-in-Chief and founder of WEB DEL SOL, a literary arts "city" on the web. His work has appeared in NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, PITTSBURGH QUARTERLY, WEB CONJUNCTIONS, QUARTERLY WEST, OCTAVO, POETRY CAFE, and AMERICAN WAY.


Personality is no substitute for youth,
father says

In the land of milk, the aliens grow teeth,
uncle says

Stop picking your nose,
sister says

I erect my totem,
brother says

I am your leader, I am afraid,
mother says

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