“Tightrope City” was originally published by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“Tightrope City” is Carl’s third published poem and third entry in Ellery Queen where he has previously published two short stories.
Read an Excerpt from “Tightrope City”:
Engine ticking as it cooled,
I was parked at an overlook I’d never seen,
taking in the yawing mass of human avarice
The city, full of emptiness and all the old fond paradoxes