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Garrett BryantGarrett Bryant lives in San Diego, California, where he teaches English and Creative Writing at San Diego State University. He is an internationally published writer of poetry and micro fiction as well as a contributing editor of Poetry International and Locked Horn Press. He is also a co-founder of Poetic Youth, a community creative writing program serving underprivileged youth. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Faultline, Harpur Palate, Cordite Poetry Review, and 3Elements Review among others.

 

 

 

 

 

      Cold Drywall

 

i was five. didn’t understand

the word divorce

or affair

or my brother’s fist

buried in cold

drywall, my sister’s sleeves

salt-caked and soaked

in sob, my mother,

a pale eggshell

ready to crack.

 

twenty years later,

i understand

as my lover jilts

out the door.

i swear i can see

my father’s back,

ghost white

t-shirt, his arm cloaked

across her shoulders—his tongue

tapping i love you

into her ear.

 

 

©2015 Garrett Bryant

 

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