Fall 2016, Volume 21

Poetry by John Leo

Ars Poetica

I caught a hornet in our yard.
Cupped in my hands, it rattled
like a .22 casing, a pushpin, a coal.
The maintenance man was yelling,
                                    “I fixed it already,
                                             I said I fixed it.”
I brought the hornet inside,
released it in our kitchen.
I locked the door behind me.
I missed you.
What else could I do?




BIO: A Texas native and graduate of the University of North Texas, John Leo currently works and studies at Butler University. His writing has appeared in the 2River View, NoiseMedium, with more forthcoming in Tinderbox.