—a poem by Thom Young

She came home
and had grown gills
and he sat in a pool
of water with dull black eyes
and a tongue that swatted
flies out of the hot dry air
later that night
they ate fried steaks
and hash
things were different
but they didn't say
as they watched
Johnny Carson
knowing he died
long ago

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in 3am magazine, Word Riot, The Legendary, and many other places. A 2008 Million Writers Award nominee for his story "Perico." His books are popular all over the world including his latest GRINDHOUSE which hit #1 Kindle Free Horror four days in a row.