Two brothers, got the call
from the girl
whose picture they each kept taped to the wall.
She wanted her mom to be there, he said
when the baby was born
But he couldn’t be away from his baby girl
So she stayed.
One learns peculiar life skills as a child growing up in an immigrant family. Like other things one learns from grown-ups, such as not talking to strangers, or how to duck and cover in an earthquake (substitute your region’s natural disaster of choice), one listens, it’s not too terribly hard to…