Fall/Winter 2014

Kevin Rabas


Dave & Rick are on Bill’s back,
and, like a bull, Bill bucks
them into dust. Bill,
a bully, bull, eggs small boys
to test him, so he
can throw them & grunt.

Another day, Bill brings three boys
with him to hold you,
while Bill puts a single punch
in your gut.
Cry out, & they mock you, make
your small sound all recess.

Kevin Rabas co-directs the creative writing program at Emporia State and edits Flint Hills Review, and he has four books: Birdís Horn, Lisaís Flying Electric Piano, Sonny Kenner's Red Guitar, and Spider Face: stories.



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