Ron Riekki

Talking about Sex with Melissa

Talking about sex is sort of like
killing for God.  It’s about as pointless
as an eraser.  But it keeps ruining
my life—the memory of my ex-.
I wish I was a tent in a forest filled with beds,
not one single politician on the entire planet,
or in it, or near it.  All of the politicians floating
in outer space, unable to speak or hear or breathe
while I’m down on Earth with my trees, my mattresses,
falling deeper into sleep and the echoes
of the conversations of the past are all fucking
like mad; they’re in the arms of God, peaceful
as the dead cat in the field in my backyard.

© Ron Riekki

Ron Riekki has had Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions nominations from Wayne State University Press, decomP, Moonshot Magazine, Change Seven Magazine, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Blue Fifth Review/Blue Five Notebook, and others.  He has been a finalist for several screenplay competitions, including the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, Fantasmagorical Film Festival, The International Horror Hotel Film Festival, Marquee Lights Competition, Terror Film Festival, Cannes Screenplay Contest, and many more.  Riekki’s The First Real Halloween was judged best sci-fi/fantasy screenplay at the 2014 International Family Film Festival.

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