︎︎︎︎︎ Joseph Grantham

︎ July 5, 2023

For the second time this year
I’ve had cold apple pie in a hot
apartment watched a man in brown
shorts place a package on my porch
heard the neighbors fuck so hard
I feel like I fucked too everyone is mad
at Benjamin Netanyahu which is great
because no one’s upset with me or you

Joseph Grantham is the author of TOM SAWYER (CCM Press, 2018) and Raking Leaves (Holler Presents, 2019). His writing has appeared in the Southwest Review, Bennington Review, New York Tyrant Magazine, Autre Magazine, The Creative Independent, and elsewhere.