Some Boots Are Hard to Put on
since they are hard to take off.
The work, hard-to-do,
you won't be able
to get out of it.
Like your child being born with a disorder
you find yourself.
Michael Hammerle is pursuing his MFA at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he teaches composition. He holds a BA in English from the University of Florida. He is the founder of Middle House Review. His fiction has been published in The Best Small Fictions 2017 selected by Amy Hempel. His prose and poetry has been published in Split Lip Magazine, New World Writing, Louisiana Literature, After the Pause, the Matador Review, Drunk Monkeys, New Flash Fiction Review, BULL, Misfit Magazine, and many more magazines. He lives and writes in Gainesville, FL.