June 25, 2010

worse than a gun

by Rob Plath

when i was fifteen
i found rubbers
in my father's drawer
along w/knives
a pistol
cigarette lighters
gambling slips
& a bayonet

he was a collector
for a loanshark

i knew he committed
many crimes

but the condoms
reminded me of
his biggest crime

the act
of becoming
a father


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