Brautigan 2049

︎︎︎ Brandon Hackbarth

︎ MAY 18, 2022

While tending the fire
a forked & knobbly
log takes the charred form
of an anguished baby pug.
I immediately douse
its waning embers &
text my wife, crying.

Brandon Hackbarth
is an MFA candidate and Daniel Pink Fellow for Poetry at the University of Minnesota. He co-edited & designed MUSH/MUM, an online zine of image, fiction, and poetry. His work has been published by journals in born-digital & print format.