Richard Gegick is from Trafford, Pa. His first full-length poetry collection, GREASY HANDSHAKES, was published by WPA Press in 2019. His poems and short stories appear in Barrelhouse (online), Burrow Press Review, Chiron Review, Hot Metal Bridge, and Nerve Cowboy. A 14-year service industry veteran, he recently left his job to focus on a freelancing career.


Driving Rt. 48 I see the Lokay Lanes sign celebrating a 300 game and I am filled with longing. Never have I done anything the best it can be done; the feat must feel like the first big winter snow where new lovers shut themselves indoors stay in bed while white piles in inches on …

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