The Scud Man, Anna Fullmer
He stays in the downstairs unit
of our should-be-condemned house
with a slumped Rottweiler named Charles.
They both look like living taxidermy.
Scud Man hangs and drains
a deer carcass in our driveway.
He makes me soup from its heart.
He leaves me food in the hallway.
He stands outside my apartment door.
He has a look in his eye.
Anna E. Fullmer is a Library Assistant at Cleveland Public Library in the Youth Department, slinging story times and songs about the ABCs. She sings in a band and misses playing shows. She writes songs, poems, and to-do lists. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Averse Magazine, FEED, and Dreams Walking. She offers editorial services for Versification's THE REJECTS. Twitter @anna_fullmer