Child Safety Tip

I’m sleeping on the bottom of the ocean

a purple sea urchin my pillow


Take many photos

If a child gets taken by a pervert you have a picture of how they were dressed

and what they look like


No one took a photo of me

A sea turtle swims by

That boy still sleepin’, it observes


Mitchell.GraboisMitchell Krochmalnik Grabois was born in the Bronx and now splits his time between Denver and a one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old, one room schoolhouse in Riverton Township, Michigan. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story “Purple Heart” published in The Examined Life in 2012. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents. A print edition is available through Amazon.




Mitchell Grabois