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Least Resistance

By Ryan Quinn Flanagan

‘All along the path of least resistance’

	
All along the path of least resistance  
suppurate crab apples mirror various imprecisions, 
oft-movement brought to staggering halt, 
indolent loafers, a patchwork of mismatched cobbles, 
the fustiness of well-furrowed brow, 
neglected outgrowth sprung from tweezer absentia, 
retired overturned tub stop in a murphy-bed of moss – 
about that letter you promised to send last month, 
nothing yet, but I must admit an infrequent search, 
fits of distraction, a surreptitious lack of mettle bordering  
on dereliction; what can be lost in due course beyond present  
purview when dockyard slat meets slapping barnacled hull: 
something shared not knowledge, something roof-stuck  
to salty chattering roundabout mouths.

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Setu, GloMag, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

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