W. Gregory Stewart is a short story writer and poet whose work has appeared Amazing Stories, Asimov's, Dreams & Nightmares, several Rhysling Anthologies, and dozens of other publications. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Pandora Works Nights
by W. Gregory Stewart
I'm too old for this shit, she thinks.
She has nets and jars and a special box and hooks,
and get a little rest. At last.
so it's up to me, she tells them -- and I do feel
She'll show them, by all the gods that put her here,
Over the years she's caught up with them all --
But then she always figured, well --
So tonight it's the last Angry Word,
(This is not part of it, but you need to know this --
And half the grief she's had to deal with
In time The Right People show up. In time,
So she nabs it, grabs it, hooks it
The last Angry Word starts to cry, but she doesn't care -
The Right People are outraged, but just now they can find
freeing the last Angry Word and the Angry Words
and she has always known that some people
And her job is done. She can finally go to Miami,
But then she looks around -- all The Right People
and she knows they got no clue,
So she does something under her breath