shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Ray Greenblatt


Wednesday's Child

Other kids
in the neighborhood
are lucky: fair, graceful, active
loving, giving, good.
But you poor child, how do you
mark your calendar
through dull days, worse nights?
With communion wafers
on a parched tongue, by
how often the creek
overflows, or by
the smack of the back
of a father's hand.