Poetry No. 53 – Joseph Edwin Haeger


I’ll never be able to imagine
the level of shattered hope
my Christian mother experienced
when her son died Friday,
and then died again
on Easter Sunday


Joseph Edwin Haeger is the author of Learn to Swim (University of Hell Press, 2015). His writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Inlander, Drunk Monkeys, and X-R-A-Y Magazine. He occasionally tells people his favorite movie is Face/Off as a litmus test, but a part of him is afraid it’s true. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

© Joseph Edwin Haeger

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