Paddy’s

by Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois

Damn mutt drank the green beer
fur turned green
drank some more.

spent all nite chasin’ snakes
outa ireland
snake pets
nouveau riche let loose
when their soddies were repossessed
poor ireland.

dog woke up next morn
hungover
fickin blackouts, he howled
need to go back to cursed ZZ
dog version of AA.

din’t even know
what he did the nite b’fore.

all the Lassie-like
heroics.

Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois was born in the Bronx and now splits his time between Denver and a one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old, one room schoolhouse in Riverton Township, Michigan. His short fiction, poetry and columns have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story “Purple Heart” published in The Examined Life in 2012. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents. A print edition is available through Amazon.

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