It was a Dull Pain… Like a Knitting Needle to the Heart - Bob Zappacosta
All morning I’ve considered the sad state of small animals. Pocketbook dogs given to the ground, trodden underfoot. Oblivious child caretakers. Mice. I saw Orphan Annie’s doppelganger nearly trample her Pomeranian ward outside the school. So how do I explain to my kindergartners their stiff, cold gerbil, my forgotten responsibility?
Chase Burke has lived in Florida for most of his life. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has taught English abroad. His work has been featured in The Literateur Magazine and is forthcoming in Emerge Literary Journal.
It was a Dull Pain… Like a Knitting Needle to the Heart
She wanted so much to ride the wild words of his language into the late night; but was afraid of waking up to the dawn of an unknown day. So, instead she sat in her most sensible chair and knitted a pair of woolen socks to cover her cold feet.
Bob Zappacosta—Poet/Playwright/Performer. For over a decade he served as Resident Poet, for the Pasco Arts Council, promoting poetry throughout the Tampa Bay area. He is known for collaborating with artists and musicans as a way to introduce poetry to a larger audience. Bob is thrilled to have been recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. On a more personal note, his favorite song is, "I'm One" by The Who. Publications include : The Aurorean, Blue Collar Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Bowersock Gallery, Ink Sweat and Tears, Pasco Arts Council, PEARL, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, and Verdad.