Wax Lips

shirtlesss

even maybe eight

swigging

lemonade maybe coke

climbing

a maple maybe a jungle jim

eating

mud maybe pez


bawling

my room maybe the basement

parents

shouting maybe screaming

angry

staying together maybe not

hiding

the bed maybe the closet


grown up

forgiving maybe not

wishing

i could again view the world

barefoot,

frog in my pocket

bactine on my knee

chewing on wax lips


Brian Yapko

Brian Yapko is a lawyer who writes poems, a number of which have been published. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

NOVUS Literary and Arts Journal
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