White Cap

Mark Dennis Anderson

Crossing the river into The Cheese Kingdom,
the wind tugs your steering, and I turn to face the crowd

of white caps applauding my half-a-lifetime achievement
award in the category of idolatrous indecisiveness.

I scratch the back of your head, baseline of my serenity.
If I were a theist, I’d say this is how God reveals himself,

refreshing my homepage of expectation. Coffee, the minor
American god of Mondays, delivers us from boredom.

Mark Dennis Anderson holds and MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, where he served on the editorial board for the poetry section of Water~Stone Review. Currently a resident of St. Paul, Anderson is an adjunct English/writing instructor and teaches piano to children part time. He serves as a reader/editor at Flash Fiction Magazine, and some of his short poems can be found on Verse Wrights and the Twitter review, @escarp.


  1. beautiful! I love the simplicity of imagery with the more complex word choice.

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