The Mermaid Leaps into My Boat to Escape the Orca
Fair— for now.
Skiffs won’t save you next time.
And there’s always a next— until there’s not.
Forget boats for luck. This one’s barely big enough
to hold my myths that do exist.
Aaron Sandberg will stop manspreading in the boat to make room for you. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in West Trade Review, Asimov’s, The Offing, Sporklet, Lowestoft Chronicle, Abridged, Giallo, Right Hand Pointing, Monday Night, and elsewhere. A Pushcart-nominated teacher, you might find him—though socially-distant—on Instagram @aarondsandberg.