Friday, January 25, 2008


as my two daughters
chinese burn
both my arms
trying to use me
as a fire pole
my wife smiles over.
not a nice smile
of a mother watching her children
at play
but a vengeful smile,
one that lets me know
that this and much more
is expected
to make up for last night’s
drunken fight
and this morning’s hangover.
I might as well
stand naked
an inch from the sun.

Brian McGettrick

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