Waitress by Colin Dodds

Like a waitress

the angel waits

until your mouth is full


to ask

what you think

of the Glory

Colin Dodds
Colin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He is the author of several novels, including Watershed and The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” His poetry has appeared in more than 270 publications and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net anthology. His book-length poem, That Happy Captive, was named a finalist in both the Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award and the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. And his screenplay, Refreshment, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope contest. Colin lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter. You can find more of his work at