Today the car died, again,
saving the environment
shouldn’t be this difficult
So I had to walk both ways
over patches of ice
first sober, then mildly tipsy
Then, at the bar I had to fight
for a place to place an order
and it was only 3:00 pm

—Ben Nardolilli


Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at and is looking to publish a novel.