J. Bradley is the author of Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009) and The Serial Rapist Sitting Behind You is a Robot (Safety Third Enterprises, 2010).  He is the Interview Editor of PANK Magazine and lives at iheartfailure.net.

This Is A Fire Door Never Leave Open

Leon grips my penis like he's just received a degree in sadness. "This is supposed to be 'Pump and Circumstance' not 'Sour
and Deliver'", I tell him; I can feel half of Leon's heart in his palm.  

This is not going to be the Fourth of July, more like Salvation Army bell ringing clanging for a deposit of a dirty penny, a nickel wrapped in

I wish he would be more thankful for this parting gift, the chance to prop his mouth open like a fire door one last time.