Nicodemus on the Glider


fiction by Nelly Reifler


Ivy, my mother. She’s beautiful, she’s evil.

I was inside her.

I watch her.

She says to Edgar, “This ‘Stang is my baby.”

I am her baby.

Ivy spanks the red hood. Ivy kisses the seats. She wears shorts.

I have on my boots, the silver of duct tape. I have on my hat, my white cowboy hat. Ivy, my mother: she calls me Cowboy. Ivy: she’s evil.

I watch Edgar watching Ivy, his eyes on her shorts. Edgar, her body’s my body. Ivy: I was inside her.



Nelly Reifler