Brother

Hanging in the garage
door down latched
opener out of reach
did you
imagine it
opening
or
did you
                breathe
in concrete gasoline fumes paint
thinner your dad’s dust
cough and wince at pain
or
did you
despair bruising
abandonment by your mom
and brother without
excuses
or
did you
brace before
the extension cord struck
your back again?

#NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 3

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.