Rules, by Ed Ahern

First published in Ealin.

The rules change at night
When coyotes prowl the gardens
And walled-in huddlers cringe
At shattered panes of glass.
No one steps into darkness
To answer dying animal cries
Or the screams of the stranded.
The rules change at night.


Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after forty seven years they are both out of warranty. Ed has had over fifty stories published thus far, most also reprinted. 

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Posted on December 21, 2016, in Issue 19: Speculative Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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