by Paul Martínez Pompa
he enters the room. & his father. pretends
not to notice. to gether they watch heavy weights. pour
their bodies into the ring. he leams. it is nothing
to pummel a man's face. as long as you embrace him
immediately after. this is how they bond.
the television as conversation. how to talk with your fists.
when he's older he won't. feel. his father's language.
he will not collapse. when the words touch his. body.
he will drop only after finding. his father
alone with the television. talking. talking. talking.
From:My Kill Adore Him
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Last updated February 24, 2023