My Valley Is the Street

Charles Bastille
2 min readNov 12, 2021


Photo by Dimi Katsavaris on Unsplash


I knock on the store window
hoping nobody’s within
my feet in flames if they are
my mouth as my cudgel
I’ll roar like a beast hoping they’ll run




Charles Bastille

Medium "Top writer" in racism, humor, politics, and satire. No AI-assisted writing. Author of MagicLand and more. All stories © 2022-23 by Charles Bastille.