2 Poems by Bobby Vanecko

Gecko

When I had a pet gecko
It lived a happy life
I think
Until one day
When I returned to
Find the gecko had been 
Eaten by the
Crickets that 
Were supposed to
Be its food.

Wisconsin 

Can we please
Go back to 
Your uncle’s house
In Wisconsin
The house
That was used in
The movie
Amityville Horror
The house is 
Definitely haunted
But it’s beautiful
Even with the 
Piles of dead bees
That filled the 
Upstairs rooms 
Inexplicably. 
I am not afraid
Of ghosts 
Or death
But bees are 
Another thing
Entirely
If they are still
Alive
Luckily these ones
Were dead
But even if 
The bees were
Alive
I would go back
With you 
And
I would be okay
Even if I was
Stung
A million times
And I swelled up
Like that girl 
Who turned into
A blueberry 
From Charlie and 
The Chocolate Factory
And then I exploded
Into a million pieces
That would be 
Fine with me
As long as
I was 
With you
In Wisconsin
At your uncle’s
House. 


Bobby Vanecko is a writer and photographer from Chicago. He is going to move soon, but he’s not sure where yet. He can be found on twitter and instagram @online_webpage. 

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