May 3, 2011

Missive (2)

Written by Brittany Perham

Read by Rodney Wilhite

I don't believe in beauty: my lover

beside me
  beautiful: my father often

a liar: I don't believe

you: my father always

I love you: father
          I am always saying

father: you have never been

here in this house:
           mother beside her lover

sleeping, brother and his often-lover

    radiator hiss or is it whisper?

asleep in the room next door.

Here as in everywhere: father

I am always calling you. Here

it is Christmas Eve: I don't believe:

    lights-in-snow

Actually snowing.

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