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Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has published in over two-hundred literary journals across the U.S. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his story “Purple Heart” published in The Examined Life in 2012, The Best of the Net, and the Queen’s Ferry Press’s Best Small Fictions Prize for work published in 2011 through 2015. His novel, Two Headed-Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available on Amazon. Grabois writes and lives in Denver.

 

 

 

 

Rock Candy

 

As a child I sat inside
my aunt’s troglodyte home
eating rock candy she made with a string
and sugar solution
Candlelight flickered on her face

I was in love with a girl
who lived three caves away
Her father closely guarded the pig
he kept in a shelter just outside
The girl was quite a bit older than me
already a teenager

She showed me her breasts
They were white and cool
Everywhere else her skin was rough and dirty

 

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