“One Day”, “Rustic” and “Seashells”

In Poetry Issue Four by Andrew Ellis


One Day

Instead of nuclear warheads
we will one day drop bombs of love—
pheromones flashing over entire continents
that proceed to biblically lay
down their arms.

Live by the sword, die by the sword,
He told them.
One day, we’ll listen
and live by another kind.


a Pound study

rain cut through the thick air;
sparrows sing to the morning.

three houseflies spear a honeybee;
a brass gate corrodes in time.

leaves blanket the lawn;
golden waves roll down her neck.

eyes break into pools;
steel splits an open log.


Seashells broke beneath
our feet as we walked away
from the calmed waters

Flecks and sparkles of
light bounced off collections of
ocean in your hair

About the Author

Andrew Ellis

Andrew S Ellis is annoying, infuriating, agitating, provoking, engaging, encouraging, and all the things that make a person interesting. His short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Teen Ink, Common Threads, Mock Turtle, and Ink, Sweat & Tears. He lives in Ohio and survives primarily off of peanut butter M&Ms and Mountain Dew.

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