Look out the window of our house
(a dream house,
like a house we would live in, have lived in).
On the front lawn,
to the side,
see a large circular, shallow trench.
Inside four, five groundhogs,
on their hind legs,
all shapes, sizes, colors,
some like needles, others pythons.
plead as the snakes
eat inside out.
A Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominee, J.A. Pak is the author of Chaos Back to Me. Her writing has been published in BHP, Litro, Lunch Ticket, Joyland, etc. More of her work can be read at Triple Eight Palace of Dreams & Happiness