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Ang went to work,
came home, ate supper,
gathered her dirty clothes,
and went to bed.

While asleep she
gathered her nerves
and killed her boss
and laughed about it.

The next day
she smiled as she
went to work.
Did not know why.

But that day
was much better,
and dirty clothes
did not mean much.


Daniel Gallik has had poetry and short stories published by Hawaii Review, Parabola, Nimrod, Limestone (Univ. of Kentucky), The Hiram Poetry Review, Aura (Univ. of Alabama), and Whiskey Island (Cleveland State Univ).  He has place writings in hundreds of online journals.  His first novel, A Story of Dumb Fate is available at

Other novels ready for publication are Must Know Death… which concerns an educator who fixates on death; Love On Blue Waves, a book totally devoted to love; Among The Rocks On Shore, about a beautiful lady who has a hard time finding love; Summit Lake which is about a man who moves much in his harried life.  He also has a book of his short fiction ready for publication.

© 2010, Daniel Gallik

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