I'm No Martyr

by Heikki Huotari

So you can at the same time know what I am thinking and what I am saying I am writing as extravagantly and as backwardly as possible on frosted glass and back to 1965 and last seen on TV and saying sorry and proposing at an altitude and from a distance to you only, promising I will renounce my one remaining hope that someday I will own a flying car and for some reason no one else will.

Musical composition by Victor David Sandiego

Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in several journals, most recently in Diagram and Puerto del Sol, and he's the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest.