He preferred brown bread
She preferred white

He drove a town car
She rode the bus

He heard voices
She felt noises

He wrestled umbrellas
She dated raincoats

He whistled in vacuums
She was silent at the cinema

He hated hip hop
She played the staircase

He knew he was a fool
She “got” Beckett

He drank mouthwash
She gargled with whiskey

He shaved with mustard
She talked to cockroaches

He walked a Möbius strip
She lay astride a rhombus

He met God at a bake sale
She saw Beelzebub on a bicycle

He lived ten years in the future
She was always five minutes late

They were nothing alike

It was a very nice funeral.


Harris Coverley lives in Manchester, England. He has had poetry published in Gathering Storm and 50 Haikus as well as short fiction at Disclaimer Magazine, Speculative 66, and Microfiction Monday Magazine.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Creative Artists Public Service Grant (CAPS), two Pollock-Krasner grants, two Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grants and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. in 2017 & 2018 he received the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA artist-in-residence grant.