Elephant with you lunges for toes, begs for stage of the room address. Terrible people wait for your wince. That's just what those with weight will do, trample over selves as you leave mouse-like, celebrate new wealth, clean each other's bones.
About the author
Chad Parenteau hosts Boston’s long-running Stone Soup Poetry series. His work has appeared in journals such as Résonancee, Molecule, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Tell-Tale Inklings, Off The Coast, Ibbetson Street and Wilderness House Literary Review. He is a contributor to Headline Poetry & Press and serves as Associate Editor of the online journal Oddball Magazine. His second collection, The Collapsed Bookshelf, was released in 2020.