Issue No. 9, Summer 2014

On Your Hundredth Birthday
William Cullen, Jr.

Finally blowing out the last candle
you remark how the smoke
rising to the chandeliers
looks like a guardian angel
returning home.


William Cullen, Jr. is a veteran and works at a non-profit in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Camroc Press Review, Christian Science Monitor, Gulf Stream, Pirene’s Fountain, Poppy Road Review, Right Hand Pointing, Spillway, and Word Riot.