Two Poems | by Mike Andrelczyk

your daily car chase

Slowing down for the distant red
Light it turns its sinister bright green
Looking back everything is backwards

They’re still following me
Have been for a while now

I turn the twilight keys up and take a right
On Poison Oak Lane and a quick left
On Dutchmaster shit that’s a one-way street

I reverse and drive back the way I came
Everything is looking back at me
But I don’t pass anyone for miles

And in the sky white cows eat blue grass




no xylophones

We peel away
Of our skin
We’re skeletons

we turn
to (sort of)
face (what’s left of them)
each other
and it’s so deep down and quiet
and everything
we can barely feel it
and then that’s all
there is.




Mike Andrelczyk lives with his wife in Strasburg, Pa. His book of 30 haiku “The Celesta Made of Water” can be found at His work has appeared in Flulandis/lets, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, decomp, The Inquisitive Eater, My Favorite Bullet, Modern Haiku and elsewhere. His name appears on the title screen of “Major League 2.” Follow on Twitter at @MikeAndrelczyk and on Instagram at @Dickiethon.


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