Angel Zapata

Marriage is an Audio Recording of Somebody Gasping

a man and woman
argue about eggs

she wants to paint
and hide them

he wants to peel
the shells away

or it could be

she peels away from him
and he wants to dye

either way,
if they were sparrows

thereā€™d be too much sky
and not enough air


Angel Zapata calls Augusta, Georgia his home. Born and raised in New York City, his award-winning fiction and poetry is a conglomeration of street smarts and Southern charm. His chapbook, ‘Pearl Street’ was published by Rinky Dink Press.