Let me know
as soon as you come
to your senses.

Then I’ll beat
the shit out of you.

You’ll want me to.

George J. Searles teaches English & Latin at Mohawk Valley Community College and has also taught creative writing on Pratt Institute’s upstate campus. He has published 100+ poems in literary journals (California Quarterly, Rattle, Southampton Review, et al.). A former Carnegie Foundation “Professor of the Year,” he is editor of Glimpse, a poetry annual.