Aunt Gwen's Lopsidedness

by Kenneth Pobo

You can say what you want about her — and people say plenty. Several planets took root in her spine. This makes her wobble, but not terribly. Gwen’s laugh causes sunspots. Satellites quiver when she hears a joke she likes, usually one about the rich. Not rich herself, except in planets, she can never unload a single one at Baby Jane’s Pawn Shop.


Kenneth Pobo’s poetry chapbook, Trina and the Sky, won the 2009 Main Street Rag poetry chapbook contest. His fiction appears in: Galleon, Verbsap, Word Riot, Tonopah Review, Fiction at Work, and elsewhere.