died on Ash Wednesday

fresh blue and purple bruises

‘shut your trap’

to Meadow View

yellow hallways

soggy pot roast

Vince swept

skinny arms were

his missing top teeth

 

and whistle

lucky 50/50 raffles

 

part smirk

to play house

everyone’s wake

bus to the Senior Prom

daddy’s swag

 

passing our Parish by