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Len Kuntz

Home for the Holidays

My daughter’s black eye
is the gift she brings
home for the holidays,
her slippery as a fish,
not wanting to talk about it,
avoiding my eyes when I say,
“This isn’t over yet.”

Len Kuntz is an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphan and he writes regularly atlenkuntz.blogspot.com

Len Kuntz


On that year
and that exact day
when things were brittle enough as it was,
I found myself
between a loamy field and a forest of stilted trees
while my brother took everything I had,
right there
under the swollen belly of a
an unseen Heaven.

Len Kuntz is the author of  the story collection, The Dark Sunshine from Connotation Press and an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans.