#3 This Time by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Blue Collar Noir, Noir, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine, Ryan Quinn Flanagan

#3 This Time

He walked into the room

third in line

and faced the mirror

like the voice



It was like god

was telling him

to face forward

turn left

turn right.


Then he was lead

out of room

and back

to his cell.


And instructed

not to turn around

until he heard

the cell door



Bio: Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many mounds of snow.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Cultural Weekly, In Between Hangovers, Gutter Eloquence, The Dope Fiend Daily, and The Rye Whiskey Review.