Greg Santos | ODE TO JOY


Something in the way you say papoose makes me smile.
A nail file can come in handy in a jail cell in Mexico.

Row boats are particularly romantic during foggy weather.
Has anyone ever told you peacock feathers look fetching on you before?

For the record, crazy glue much prefers to be called “eccentric” glue.
Don’t worry, the scream coming from behind the closed door is from a
spirited tickle-fight.

Might I interest you in some cocktail nuts, friend?
No need to get fidgety, our flight is scheduled to last for only just a few
more hours.



Author’s Bio

Greg Santos is the author of Rabbit Punch! (DC Books, 2014) and The Emperor’s Sofa (DC Books, 2010). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Walrus, Geist, McSweeney’s, and The Feathertale Review. He is a poetry editor for carte blanche and teaches creative writing to at-risk youth. He lives in Montreal with his family.