my old man
my old man told me to quit school
move to florida
get up daily at 5am
and watch the weather channel for about an hour.
go out and build houses without basements
he told me to trade in the bullshit of my winter
for the four story structure of his ideal son
instead i traded the word starkness
instead i traded the word starkness in for the word bullshit
and told him what he can't get from the weather channel:
and told him what he can't get from the weather channel: we are seasons apart
and he would appreciate the sun
that much more if he spent the winter in the basement.