Wedding Day Reversal


A man turns himself

inside out one hour

before his wedding,


gets his arm caught

in the sleeve of his skin

and slips to the back


of the building where

groomsmen are sharing

a bottle of whiskey.


“Man mumone melp me?”

the man murmurs from

inside himself.


“What did he say?”

“Who is this guy anyway?”

“Don’t pay him no mind.”


Photo By: Oleh Slobodeniuk


About Author

Norman "Buzz" Minnick is a poet and playwright. His second full-length collection, Folly, is published by Wind Publications. He is the author of To Taste the Water: Poems (Mid-List Press, 2007) and several chapbook collections including Two for the Cold, a collaborative work with Laurence Atwood, (Broadside Books, 2000) and The Overreacher (Broadside Books, 1998). He is the editor of Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century (White Pine Press, 2010). He has not yet written a play. Minnick is not Poet-in-Residence at a university and he has not been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In fact, he has won no major awards.

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