You sign me out, and take me to the Gate Cafe
I’ve forgotten how to eat like a human being
The other diners watch me
With leashed Dobermans
Ready to take my throat
When you go to the bathroom I am terrified
And throw all our food on the floor
Mitch Grabois was born in the Bronx and now lives in Denver. His short fiction and poetry appear (or will appear) in over one-hundred literary magazines, most recently The T.J. Eckleberg Review, Memoir Journal, Out of Our and The Blue Hour. His short story, “Purple Heart,” published in The Examined Life in 2012, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, published by Xavier Vargas E-ditions, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords (which also provides downloads to PC’s).