another level of debate

they argue back and forth
about the proverbial glass
being half empty or half full
but did their father ever flip
the dinner table over
while they were sitting at it
on a hot summer evening
jagged slivers stuck in their
5-year-old soles as they ran
to their room for cover?

Rob Plath is a writer from New York. He is most known for his monster collection A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY (Epic Rites Press 2009). His newest collection is MY SOUL IS A BROKEN DOWN VALISE (Epic Rites Press 2019). You can see more of his work at Read other articles by Rob.