“Desolation” © Edward Michael Supranowicz


Dinner Reservations

It’s not something anyone wants to
factor in
on date night.

With news of the Texas school
shooting still
fresh in our minds,

Krys and I had stopped in
at Zack’s Hot Dogs

when it was
standing room only,


we would usually view
a restaurant
in terms of wait time,

in this instance
our first thought was

how we’d be
fish in a barrel
in there,

the restaurant
likely being

prime real estate

in the eyes of a
mass shooter.


Erik Tate: “I’m a huge fan of Ginsberg and the poets and writers of the Beat Generation. When I’m not writing I like to work with oil paints, as well as occupying myself with photography, gardening, and cooking.”

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Edward is also a published poet.