ZACK N. LOPICCOLO
With a red rusted Honda civic
and house that both had leaks
when it rained and neighbors
that would impulsively fight
loud enough to break diamonds
and bleed-out ears that made
him too scared to call the police.
There was a car-crash look
in his eyes when he attempted
to confront the festively-plump boss.
Sweat rolled down his forehead
all slicked up shiver rainbow drops.
There were two pens in his front pocket,
a red one and a blue, both Bic
and a surveillance camera above
his mouse-squeak desk whose sound
made him quiver every minute of every day
to the point he would freeze like Otter-Pops
waiting for the last thud of the clock.
Zack Nelson Lopiccolo is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach where he stole a B.A in Creative Writing and Literature. He is one head of the Cerberus that runs Bank-Heavy Press and owns a poem farm to help lessen the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. This is in hope to make poetry a high demand alternative fuel. His work can be seen in Indigo Rising Magazine, ¡Vaya!zine, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Crack the Spine and forthcoming in Contemporary American Voices. He currently resides in Long Beach, CA and works as a Drywall Hanger and Taper. He also loves canned green beans.
More of his thoughts may be perused at rejectionnotice.tumblr.com