#thesideshow January 9th 2016 How Much? by Jourden Sander
January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

Bug Love

by Charlie O’Hay

If film’s most famous
love scenes

were recreated
by insects,

Rick Blaine would fly in
big looping arcs

around the burning
flame of Isla Lund

until his wings
caught fire.

Scarlett O’Hara
would bite off

Rhett Butler’s head
but he would continue

to copulate. And
when Harry met Sally

she would lay her eggs
in the ground

and he would fertilize them
after his monologue

about why men can’t have
women friends.


Charles O’Hay’s work has appeared in over 100 literary publications including The New York Quarterly, Cortland Review, Gargoyle, West Branch, and Mudfish. He is the recipient of a 1995 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in poetry. His first collection of poems and photographs, “Far from Luck,” was published in 2011 by Lucky Bat Books (Reno, NV) and is available in both print and Kindle formats.

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