Friday, July 13, 2012

Saturday Afternoons

On Saturday afternoons
my brother and I go to Wendy's
and look for heart shapped chicked nuggets
in our buckets of mystery meat

I show him how to bite them in half
splitting our own in twos and fours
to remind us of my other brother

                     who's living in that heaven
                     he used to have faith in

I sip bubbles of caffeine, remembering
him, and ignoring the reality
of having a brother underground
while another splits hearts in half

                     while giggling.

--Emily Ramser

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