"Inertia" Blame it on the goldfish for swimming aimless circles in an aquarium. Blame it on the dog for lying around most of the day Blame it on the cat for, well, being a cat. Blame it on your mother, and her obsession with soap operas. Blame it on the UPS delivery person driving through your neighborhood. Blame it on the local weather; spoiling your moods every season. Blame it on windows, mirrors every truth-telling sheet of glass.
Frank C. Modica is a cancer survivor and retired teacher who taught children with special needs for over 34 years. His work is forthcoming or has appeared in Cyberwit Press, Grey Sparrow, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, and Raconteur Review. Frank’s first chapbook, “What We Harvest,” nominated for an Eric Hoffer book award, was published in 2021 by Kelsay Books.