Robert Vaughan

Before and After

My heart beats someone

up the stairwell.

Oh, it’s the sky, I know

because I wrote it

with my joints.

Long before roller

derby prevailed.

In case they come

I’d skate round the silo

At seventy-miles-per-hour

Robert’s plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F. and Milwaukee, where he lives. He leads two writing roundtables for Redbird- Redoak Studios. His fiction and poetry has appeared in dozens of magazines including: Short, Fast & Deadly, Heavy Bear, Girls with Insurance, Thunderclap Press, Blink/Ink, and He is a fiction editor at jmww magazine.

His blog is at

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