i offered a flower
to one of my monsters
and a smile opened up
around its fangs
and it wept holding
the blue violet
in its claws

Rob Plath is a writer from New York. He is most known for his monster collection A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY (Epic Rites Press 2009). His newest collection is MY SOUL IS A BROKEN DOWN VALISE (Epic Rites Press 2019). You can see more of his work at robplath.com Read other articles by Rob.