In the Neighborhood of Sickness and Love


  The Porch Potato lives in my neighborhood. He has white hair, a bent spine, and a clean-shaven face. He sits on  his covered porch and drinks Heinekens. Near his front door is a sign that says “Porch Potato. Population: 1.” In a city of porch potatoes, he appears to be the only resident …


Alexis David is a poet, fiction writer, and a teaching artist at Just Buffalo Literary Center. She has published the chapbook Animals I Have Loved (Dancing Girl Press) and a middle grade series of hi-low books (Rosen Press). Her short stories, poems, and reviews have appeared in numerous periodicals and in My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry (BlazeVOX, 2017).


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