In exchange they let him get away
with shoplifting the lightbulbs
& batteries he needs to finish
constructing the fallout shelter
he claims to be digging nearby
Larry Narron teaches writing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he received an MFA in Poetry. A graduate of the University of
California, Berkeley, his poems have appeared in Phoebe, Eleven Eleven,
Permafrost, Free State Review, Whiskey Island, The Boiler, and elsewhere.