Love on the Rocks by Richard J. Fleming

A bright light goes on in the grotto. Whose idea was that? Not to mention, relentless waves keep pounding the rocks into submission. One of these days, but perhaps not today, I am going to send to the moon for a very special pet rock. It led a quiet life in the Sea of Tranquility. It took millions of years to achieve a state of total grace. I’ll feed it lichen, and take good care of it so it won’t be damaged by the sea, and will continue to make a profound statement just being there for me.

Richard J. Fleming is a survivor of three Chicago blizzards. He has had recent work published in Right Hand Pointing, The Rusty Nail, Inkwell Mag, Curio, Otoliths, Rain, Party & Disaster Society, One Sentence Poems, Unbroken, Poetry Super Highway, Rattle, Stoneboat Journal, Slipstream, Hotel Amerika & Sugar House Review.  Online chapbooks: Aperture (Right Hand Pointing) and Give My Regards to Amway (White Knuckle Press).

Photo by Kai Gradert