everything’s bigger in Texas part 1

when Moses
came across

the burning
bush,

his first
thought

was
fear.

when you
came

across
a burning

country,
your response

was to fan
the flames,

promise
the squirt

gun you spent
four years

fabricating
was the only

extinguishing
option.


Michael Prihoda lives in central Indiana. He is the founding editor of After the Pause, an experimental literary magazine and small press. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology and he is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently Out of the Sky (Hester Glock, 2019).

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