“he twenty-one back”, Zeke Sanchez  

Studio 2, Dave Mehler


“he twenty-one back”  


Always a rain freeze
he stands in a river
barely visible from the bridge he in raingear
hardy Vietnam veteran holding heart
tight inside no stories drifting
mother when she was forty he twenty-one back
with still look not dead I’m alive fucking world
what is it in the river fishing he
and mom worried for him
creased forehead by a window pressed
I am my son he is God’s now freezing river

Zeke Sanchez

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