“No solid foods for a few days,”
the doctor had said.
So he scoops spoonfuls
of cherry jello out of “I hate not having my glasses,”
outraged wine glasses accustomed my brother whines, but then
to better company. he shouldn’t have forgotten them.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is local Short-sighted and nearsighted.
and its reputation’s growing But no one’s a saint,
as fast as its grapes, we all have our vices.
but this isn’t The wine Grapes country: of Wrath lies unopened
this is on his lap--Suburbia required reading merely a suggestion.
A little wine Welcome To Idaho! could take
away the sign bite passes, though, by his window.
of but the recent we won’t stay tonsil-for-long-lectomy,
but no we won’t Vicodin and stay for long alcohol
for do not we are merely stopping by a happy liver make.
Tyler King is currently working toward his B.A. in English at Whitman College. His work has been published in The Binnacle, the December 2009 and 2010 issues of Quarterlife, and featured online at www.365tomorrows.com and trainwrite.tumblr.com. More of his writing can be found on his blog: TK Fire .