By Ryan Quinn Flanagan

 

step forward

mind the line

 

it is there for your

protection

 

don’t blink

answer truthfully

 

let me know if you feel

any pain

 

give blood

give your samples

 

authenticity accepted

 

step forward

mind the line

 

it is there for your

protection…

 

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, The Academy of the Heart and Mind, Setu, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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