“Classic” © Charles Rammelkamp


Lunch Time

Got to be alive
It’s about all I can say
I found an amusing story
about a chipmunk eating
tiny tacos

The rich woman
confesses to ordering drive-thru
the only vegetarian option for hundreds of miles

Labradors retrieve something
The Ladies room is equipped
with golden handcuffs

Mrs. Abercrombie is deeply offended
Randallooney the guardian angel
is indifferent to earthly humor

today sticks and twigs float
down the river            the artisan
blacksmith bangs out iron sunflowers


Rustin Larson’s book of poetry, Slap, was published by Alien Buddha in 2021, as was his poetic novella, Anvilhead.

Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for BrickHouse Books in Baltimore and Reviews Editor for The Adirondack Review. A collection of poems about Rasputin and Russia in the 20th century, Catastroika, was published by Apprentice House. Another, Ugler Lee, was published by Kelsay Books.