Tim McLafferty

The Heart

They’re searching now, for
travelers interested in a one

way trip to Mars. My friend
said, “Intriguing—maybe

I’d volunteer if I knew that
I had a slow‐growing but

terminal disease.” Well, we
all got that.

Tim McLafferty lives in NYC and works as a drummer. He has played on Broadway in Urinetown, Grey Gardens, and many other interesting places. His work currently appears in many fine journals, including Forge, inkscrawl, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl, and Portland Review.