My Brother, David
Do you remember
Hair becoming green from the potent chlorine?
Anchor of the dream team relay
Touchdown, homerun, all-star David.
Still get glimpses of reckless David
called three-year-old David
already travelling down the steep hill
on my scooter, David.
No helmet, no knee pads
You’ll need patience for mouthy David.
Walked out of Spanish class because she wouldn’t let him piss –
Unplugged the teacher’s minifridge –
Sweating rivers, dusk to dawn
‘cause he’s hard working, that David.
Skoal cans in the truck bed
Named for our granddaddy, David.
Not too cool to teach Bible school
My brother, David