Memoir Mixtapes Vol.2, Track 23

Mother
1914-1958
by John Huey

Seldom was a man stripped down this way,
Laid out while still alive on a slab of his
own construction.

Beauty translucent as his skin got tighter
wrapping his face in contortions as a personal
center was opened and dropped in the Liverpool
mud, the war hardly over, still raging loudly
in the child’s veins while pounding out the
poverty and ruptured schoolboy dreams
saved by an aunt who cared for him.

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