Dalton Day
Covering Zachary


In the play, there are two monsters onstage. They are having dinner, at a restaurant. One monster is in a terrible marriage, of course. The other monster is lonely, and is in love with the other monster, of course. While they eat, and have their conversation, another monster is in the front row of the audience. This monster is weeping, incredibly moved by the play. This monster pulls a rose from under the seat, and holds it out towards the stage. Both monsters on stage reach for the rose. Both monsters on stage grab the rose. The two monsters on stage begin to fight over the rose, while the monster in the audience weeps. Eventually, the two monsters on stage have killed each other, of course. The monster in the audience climbs on stage, picks up the rose, and exits. The rest of the audience exits. The rest of the audience is empty. The rest of the audience is roses, and dead monsters. Everyone is falling in love.


Dalton Day is an editor for FreezeRay Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hypothetical, Former People, and Cap, among others. He can be found at myshoesuntied.tumblr.com.