Wonderful Counselor (after Scott Erickson) Each session is the same: the cushion buckles under my weight, bricks crumble out of my mouth, the room clouds with dust. And you sit and listen, nodding like a bird, lips pursed in silent song, your soft cursive soaring across a page. When I am done, you lean in close, the wind of your breath in my hair, and ask me once again: have you thought any more about flying?
Matthew J. Andrews is a private investigator and writer whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Orange Blossom Review, Funicular Magazine, and EcoTheo Review, among others. His debut chapbook, I Close My Eyes and I Almost Remember, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. He can be contacted at matthewjandrews.com