“Can of Vision” by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Can of Vision

I opened up a can of vision
and left it to settle on the counter
and every time something escaped
it was like masked fireflies
etched in deafening tankman’s regalia
the cat chasing laser pointer ideas
across the floor
eyes wide as flashy tombstones
and when it was time
I poured the contents of the can
into a pot on the stove
and brought it to a boil,
stirring the broth of my perceptions
with an old wooden spoon
to stop any revelations from
sticking to the bottom of
the pot.

 

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Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and the many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online, in such places as the Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review. Additional information can be found on his personal website.

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