Sunday, June 21, 2020

Absolute Zero

dad’s greatest hit
a kick
between mother’s legs

children services
we memorize
our lines

5th Commandment
another beating

family photo
I learn
to grind my teeth

is play

slow death
he demands
to share my bed

absolute zero
our roles shift
to predator-prey

no exit
he name drops
a hitman

*Published in Issue #24 of Prune Juice (under the pseudonym, Coda)