by Kelley Jean White
The kid rolls up
his sleeves to show track marks, cigarette
burns, keloids, self-tattoos:
Lefty 1/27/78-9/15/99 RIP
Big Tom : 7/12/81-8/11/98 RIP
Crow 12/5/75-11/11/94. RIP
Rondel 9/15/80-/ / 99. RIP That’s me.
I never thought I’d make it this far.
Thought I’d let them fill in the blanks.