Michael Packman

Issue 17


Madam President

In The Cable Car

No Stopping Me Now

I’m Not Really a Waitress, I say


Tell Me About It Stud!


She’s a Bad Muffuletta

Unrepentantly Red

My Fortune Cookie


An Affair in Red Square

Amore at The Grand Canal

Malaga Wine, Cajun Shrimp

We Seafood and Eat It


The Thrill of Brazil

Colour So Hot It Burns


Go, she says


Go With The Lava Flow


Method & Source

A found poem created from OPI nail polish names. All nail polish names are property of OPI UK LTD. All Rights Reserved. While researching nail polish names for a piece of short fiction, I started to see them as forming a narrative. I kept to the exact names in all but one instance, where to do so would have affected the meaning of the piece. I added two other phrases to maintain the narrative flow.

Michael Packman lives, writes and surfs in Cornwall, UK. He writes poems, short fiction, and is currently working on his debut novel. He is published in the Lightship International Prize Winners’ Anthology, the Dark Lane Anthology Vol. 7, in the small press and online.

Photo by Annie Spratt