Pushcart Prize Nominee
David Earl Williams
All Alone in the Moonlight
I remember when I was a sixteen year old girl
and Picasso crawled in my window one night
and lay beside me.
I said, I’m only 16, I’m not 17 yet, you’ll have to leave, Picasso.
And Picasso said, is this because of that Hannah Gadsby woman?---
You know---she’s on the spectrum?
And then Hannah Gadsby came by and stood outside my window yelling,
Picasso!---Picasso, YOU FUCK! Get out of there!
Don’t you know he’s only a 16 year old girl?
And no part of it was funny at all in any way,
and that is why I gave up sex and comedy
and instead began my work on the invention of stand up cubism.
---How’m I doin’?
David Earl Williams has been his alias since birth. Friend call him D'Earl sometimes. His other alias is: Not You - the Other One!
Recent (or soon to be) publications include: Class Collective Mug, the Decadent Review, Aji Magazine, Incessant Pipe Word Press.