John Dorroh – 1 poem




I lay in a dried out cornfield with my legs up

into the sky, a wishbone, yes, a chicken-shit


wishbone. A big green and yellow John Deere

began singing a lullaby, moving toward my


mouth, my heart, all of me and I let it chew

me up, remembering mama saying chew


chew, chew on this fish. It may have bones.

Damn straight. What fish doesn’t? Don’t talk


to your mama like that. Just sayin… Anyway

I heard the crunch but never felt pain until


she tossed me into the deepest part of the

river where the triplets died last September.







The verdict is still out whether John Dorroh taught any high school science; however, he showed up every morning at 6:45 for a few decades with at least two lesson plans in his briefcase. His poems and short fiction have appeared in Dime Show Review, Sic Lit, Poetry Breakfast, Suisun Valley Review, 99 Words, and others. He travels, bikes and hikes, and plays in the dirt when the weather allows.


By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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