Fighting Bull in Madrid – Mark Antony Rossi

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I punched out
my military counterpart
In Madrid
And while we sat
In jail
I punched him again.

I shouldn’t have mocked
Spanish masculinity
And ridiculed stabbing
Farm animals with swords.

But where’s the sport.
What courage is this?
Damn the diplomats
I will read basque poetry.

 

 

Mark Antony Rossi’s poetry, criticism, fiction, creative nonfiction and photography have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Anak Sastra, Bareback Magazine, Black Heart Review, Brain of Forgetting, Deep Water Literary Journal, Dirty Chai, Enclave, Expound, Farther Stars Than, Flash Fiction, Gravel, Indian Periodical,  Japanophile, Journal of Microliterature,  Kulchur Creative Journal, Mad Swirl, On The Rusk, Purple Patch, Scrivener Creative Review, Sentiment Literary Journal, Snapdragon, Syzygy Poetry Journal, The Sacrificial, Toad Suck Review, Transnational, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Wild Quarterly and Yellow Chair Review. He is the Editor in Chief at Ariel Chart.

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