For a Brother

In shadows few would dare to breach he makes a second home,

a villa of veracity upon a catacomb,

with ghosts in every lonely hall and angels in the dome.


He dusts the stair with tender care and draws the curtains back

to let the light sit for a spell, then sends it charging back

before it has a chance to see the scars upon his back.


Oh that he’d see, ‘twixt him and me, no self-defense will stand;

a crack is all required to see within that weary land.

Oh give me strength to give my heart as I stretch out my hand.


Who knew keeping up with a poem a day would be so tough? (Not that having actual adult responsibilities has anything to do with that or anything…) Time to play catch up! Day 2 down, four more poems to go.

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