Aaron Sandberg

RC Plane

We flew it for only a few days
on weeks when I was yours
with the help of the man

from the VFW after buying it
from a shop for more
than we could afford

until my interest faded fast
and it hung in the rafters—
frozen in flight—for me to face

each time I would walk
for half my life into that house
you bought when I was four,

each owing a debt
we keep working to pay.

Aaron Sandberg knows what you did last summer, Dale.