In this one, we take the kids to
the parade. You can put them
all on your shoulders—they don't
have to take turns. We can still
stand in the front of the crowd—
we block no one's view. When
the ghosts catch candy from
the firetruck, the people near us
gasp at the way it shimmers
and then at the way it doesn't.
M. Mack is the author of three forthcoming collections including the chapbook Imaginary Kansas (dancing girl press, 2015). Mack writes, teaches, and sews in Virginia where ze co-edits Gazing Grain Press. Find hir at mxmack.com.