Poetry: “The Party” by Thom Young

the party

started with guns in their


and a nice baby’s breath


that seemed to play off her


the vows said

heard by those with knives

in their eyes and a one way


when the part came to kiss

the bride

the Mothership

arrived with a light

they’d never known or seen

there’s no love in Roswell

there’s no love

in her eyes anymore.

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His last poetry collection A Little Black Dress Called Madness hit #1 Poetry in Germany. He is a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee and his work appears in over a hundred literary journals including International Journal of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly3am magazine, Word Riot, Thirty West, and many more.