NOW THAT HE IS GONE

now that he is gone
the problem is not
that you can't cook for him
and pick after him
and do his wash
and hiss at him when angry
the problem is
that you cannot think of him
because thinking of him
puts your head in a vice of sorry
so all the meals you do did not cook
and all the clothes you did not wash
and the only thing left for you now
is to hiss at him with terrible anger
for being gone


(brother)

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