Ink and stars

i remember
i was 5 years old
and my father
used to hit me
w/ a thick rolled up
newspaper
hard across
the face
i saw stars
and had ink
on my skin
but i still grew
to love
the written word
and looking up
at the night sky

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 robplath.com Read other articles by Rob.