Memorial Day

Thirsty Dog and Vanilla Scotchka
A victory for the men
Apple Jacks and cupcake toppings
Do you want to smoke?

I had to light the flame
so she could lean into me
I had to move her fingers
to where they needed to be.

You could stay down here
if you’d like

 

(originally published in Walking is Still Honest, September 2013)

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