early lessons – August 12


we hated little Stevie

obnoxious little Stevie

spoiled, spoiled

spoiled Stevie

who never came back.


he called his brother

Gibby, he called my

friend Gibby, because he

couldn’t say Gilbert

but we didn’t know that.


the leukemia got him

his blood sickness took him

which is why his mom

never spanked him

and we didn’t know.


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