Radio Theater

Issue 2.1

by Bob Thimmesh

It is afternoon drive-time
for the radio-adventure crowd

raised on Wheaties
and the Lone Ranger.
She spins

Rossini’s Overture and retrieves
my cheer for the masked one’s justice

with silver horse
and silver bullet;

My pulse quickens into the clover-leaf’s

loops; where are
the oppressed sod-busters?
Does a widow need help
against her land-grabbing
neighbor?

My adrenaline flows
around the detour barricade
as dirt-coated pylons fly past;

now she launches
Flight of the Valkyries,

injecting lava in my blood; my car
bursts ahead

splitting cops
and eighteen-wheelers

and pulls alongside a speeding

silver bullet

riding the charge of the Valkyries.


Bob Thimmesh is a retired businessman who enjoys spending most of his time writing poetry and fiction. He is currently working on his memoir and lives in central Minnesota.

Published by

Alexandra Stanislaw

Alexandra Stanislaw is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of Devise Literary. She is also an Assistant Editor for Hotel Amerika. Her work appears in Crab Fat Magazine ("The Good Friend" and "Tampa Raised You Up"), Ragazine, and Chicago Review of Books.

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