Steven O. Young, Jr.

Creating Dialogue


In a conversation
I want to exist,

you love me

to spit
non sequiturs

like you will
catch your death

by winter,
and I will

track your paling
moon all the way

to a wind-bit glove
leathered from my ears.




Steven O. Young, Jr., is knitted within the Great Lakes’ mitten, where he earned an MA from Oakland University and occasionally slathers soundstages with his body weight’s worth of paint. His latest literary homes include Potomac Review, Quibble.Lit, In Parentheses, Flint Hills Review, and Gabby & Min’s Literary Review.