IMAGE: “The Baker” by Leah Saulnier, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Prints available at fineartamerica.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Friedman is a student in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Queens University at Charlotte. He lives with his lovely wife and 2 bat-shit crazy dogs near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To help pay the bills, he works as a medical writer, preparing drug regulatory and scientific documents. His poems have appeared (or are slated to appear) in Golden Walkman Magazine, Camel Saloon, Eunoia Review, and Stray Branch.