Mother And Son
He has a twin brother
who died at birth
who always haunts him.
His mother said “Your dead brother
is so handsome
Why can't you be more like him?”
“Handsome,” the son shrieks,
“he never got the chance to be handsome!”
“I know he was,” is the mother's response,
“I knew when they tore him out of my body
that he was handsome.
A mother just knows these things.”
“He's dead,” he shouted.
The mother shouts back
“And he's very good at it.
There is great integrity
in knowing what you are good at
and sticking to it.
Just look at his beautiful tombstone.
Don Fisher has been published in the online journals After Happy Hour Review, Illya's Honey, and The Adirondack Review. He has been writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction for over thirty years. He lives in Chicopee, MA.
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