The Pyramid


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

It always has to be something new//new stuff gets old begins to swallow//old stuff is not

good//a new thing//routine//order//success//yes//that will keep the head above water//at least

until it gets old and begins to sag//to pull down//to swallow//equilibrium is an

idea//fleeting//taken when it comes//enjoyed//but then a new thing is needed

AN Grace lives in Liverpool, England. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Queen’s Quarterly, Young Magazine, MONO, Free Inquiry and many others.