Gail Louise Siegel ~ As Vulnerable As We Are

2013-01-20 13.41.52Far above: a jet descends. As if pulled by an invis­i­ble hand behind a mag­net­ic game board.

Gods play with car and boat and plane-shaped pawns from the oth­er side.

Throw the die, and tokens scoot along. Go to jail or plum­met down to hell.

Twin engines nes­tle against the plane’s body, naked as tes­ti­cles.

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Gail Louise Siegel’s work appears in places from Ascent to Wigleaf, with recent work in New Flash Fiction Review, FRiGG, Fifty Word Stories and New World Writing. She is from Chicago.