The Man You Are the Boy You Are

by Katie Farris

Katie Farris

The man you are opens the door
to your anguish, a mirror

of my own – we’ve both grown
silver around the eyes. But in your pocket,

the boy you are brings me a melted
candy bar. You issue commands

like an old man, then take out
my trash like a young boy

with a crush.

Last updated March 11, 2023