his freshman year

When eyes bulge
with the longing
of a fish head
on a French plate,
for the son who finds
his father’s body
just where the old man left it—
note pinned to the coat
hung limp around his shoulders,
final spasms timed
for an after school arrival
like a glass of milk
or a tray of pizza rolls—

there are no metaphors.

MEH (Matthew E. Henry) is a Pushcart-nominated poet who received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University. He’s known for spending money he doesn’t have on advanced degrees he sometimes uses in real life.