Dan MacIsaac



may I pick said he
(if you’re quick said she)
your lock said he
(not just talk said she)

combination? said he
(all sensation said she)
or a key? said he
(try me said she)

will it turn said he
(you can learn said she)
if it jams said he
(be a man said she)

don’t tease said he
(just squeeze said she)
it’ll freeze said he
(needs grease said she)

i’m stuck said he
(just my luck said she)
may I jiggle said he
(i might giggle said she)

still locked said he
(you’re caught said she)
i got tricked! said he
(we just clicked said she)

Dan MacIsaac’s poetry has appeared in many journals, including The South Carolina Review, The Malahat Review, The MacGuffin, and Stand. In 2014, one of his poems received the Foley Poetry Award from America Magazine. Brick Books published his collection, Cries from the Ark, in 2017.