kick off


tough funeral

he was a drunk
a bore
a liar
a bully
but a handful of family
walked up to the podium
and made an effort
to say something
not terrible
about him

one last day of denials
before we put him in the ground
and forgot him forever

church was dog day hot
spent the service
rolling up my sleeves
wiping sweat from my face

i couldn’t listen

flipped through the bible
reading all the good fights
wondering if this show
would wrap up in time
for kickoff

Words and Image: B. Reeves


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