Three Poems // Brian Ellis
If you’ve ever seen an instance where I have liked my own tweet, it was by accident when wiping tears off my phone while reading my own tweets
I just met you
and this is crazy
but lack of empty validation
is no excuse
to ever stop pursuing
My Folgers Breakfast Blend made from a Mr. Coffee set up on my bedroom floor then poured into a Styrofoam cup brings all the Goth girls to the yard
My soul is pretty much a Marilyn Manson tribute band.
So why not start one?
I’ll be William H. Gacey.
You can be Honey Boo Boo Berkowitz.
Remake of the movie The Craft, but it’s called The Craft Beer and it’s about hipsters putting hexes on folks who just can’t appreciate a good micro-brewed hops
one of my neighbors had this Halloween decoration
hanging on their front door that said
“THE WITCH IS IN”
and I considered knocking on their door
hoping they’d answer so I could be all,
“Hi, yes, says here that the witch is in.
If this is in fact true, I’d really like to speak to her,”
but then I changed my mind
because interacting with people
is the most exhausting thing ever,
especially when considering the possibility
an actual witch is involved.
BRIAN ALAN ELLIS runs House of Vlad Productions, and is the author of three novellas, three short-story collections, two books of humorous non-fiction (Sad Laughter is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms Press), and Something to Do with Self-Hate, a novel. His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse,Heavy Feather Review, Talking Book, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. He lives in Florida, and tweets sad and clever things at both @brianalanellis and @HouseofVlad.