W. M. Lobko

W. M. Lobko earned his MFA from the University of Oregon. His work has appeared in
numerous journals, including Washington Square, Post Road, and Grist, and is forthcoming from Hunger Mountain and Catch-Up. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches in New York City, where work on his novel The Quick Brown Fox doggedly continues.

My Brother, My Gastroenterologist

By W. M. Lobko

When it comes to roaches my pug isn’t fussy, her eyes as black as their glossy shells which as she roams she erases, slurps as in some awful Reverse Connect-The-Dots, think Icky Ms. Pac-Man, as thanks I’ll order her a pink bow whereas I am the empty blue box in the center where treats like cherries should glisten.