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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Bob Lucky lives in Ethiopia. He is co-author of the chapbook my favorite thing and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals, including Modern Haiku, The Prose-Poem Project, Shot Glass Journal, and Rattle.

Bob Lucky

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A Kind of Prayer

I cup a bowl of chili, sticking
my face above it to breathe in
the rising steam, and wish
the world were more literal
this afternoon, not thick with
connotation. This morning,
watching you brush your hair,
I marveled at the way you
always squint one eye as
you pull the brush through
tangled curls. I wanted
something more then.