she’s hard
on
him

but
she’s done
nine
years
with four
walls

that she
never wants
him
to

know

one morning
after
she lit
into him
they both
skipped

class

when she
picked
him up

later

he said
Mama

let’s skip

to
the car

like
we used to

An arsonist by trade, John Reinhart lives on a farmlette in Colorado with his wife and children. He is a Frequent Contributor at the Songs of Eretz, member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and was awarded the 2016 Horror Writers Association Dark Poetry Scholarship. His chapbook, “encircled,” is available from Prolific Press. More of his work is available at http://www.patreon.com/johnreinhart

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  1. Rachel says:

    “Like” isn’t strong enough to convey how I feel about this. Thank you for this <3

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