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Matthew Borczon

a boy

just broke
my 18
yr old
daughters
heart for
the first
time
she says
she’s afraid
she will
never sleep
again and
I hear
her cry
in the
next room
until sleep
finally comes
in the
end it’s
me who
is up
all night
thinking
about all
the plastic
horses and
Barbie dolls
I fixed
over the
years all
the jewelry
I untangled
back when
you believed
my love
and patience
and glue
could fix
everything.


(For Hannah)

Matthew Borczon is a poet and navy sailor from Erie, pa. He has published four books of poetry; A Clock of Human Bones through Yellow Chair Review Press, Battle lines through Epic Rights, Ghost Train through Weasel Press and, new this month, Sleepless nights and Ghost soldiers through Grey Boarders press. He publishes widely in the small press. When he is not writing, he's raising four children with his wife of 20 years.

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