resized bronze child

Friendly Fire

 

 

He would sit under the kitchen table
About an hour before each mid-week transfer.
Clockwork.
Just sit, wrapped up in himself.
Quietly, not even petulantly.
Resignation in the set of his shoulders,
A look in his eyes
Not of sadness, but worse,
Surrender.

  1 Comment

  1. daniel boylan   •  

    stunning and beautiful, overwhelming, not beautiful—so sad, heart wrenching, a sense of helplessness when faced with such a child….thank you for sharing this, Tricia….

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