home decor

i remember in kindergarten
spreading my fingers
& pressing my hand into
wet plaster of paris
& then later painting it
the hand bright blue
& the rest of the plate yellow
happily bringing it home
on the bus
& my mother hanging it up
while in other places
holes size of my father’s fists
decorated the sheetrock

Rob Plath, contrary to popular belief, is not yet under the jurisdiction of the worms. His latest book of poems Batter the Keyboard Like a Raptor Is Behind Yr Back is available from Laughing Ronin Press. See more of his work at: www.robplath.com. Read other articles by Rob.