Small Boy

carrying a set of
bagpipes thinking
how do I get Amanda’s
attention this
instrument makes me
feel unsteady. Small
boy thinks how does
she walk in those
heels. Small boy
imagines her without
shoes, without demoms.
Small boy dreams.
Small boy carries her home.

— Drunken Boat
 — forthcoming, No Surrender
 — (Penguin, 2018)

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