by Jonathan Riccio

Maybe it was my last name, vowel order abnormal

Grandpa Lauri
my adopter my assaulter
the way genetics cliffhangs you into place

Brother Keith
cancer before fireworks when a man dies in July

Richard Mallory
Clearwater Floridian
geography ungainly where a woman self-wardens

Peter Siems
the oldest at 65
I before phonetically aged he

Walter Jeno Antonio
could have been a Tony or a Gene
the men we moniker

No clemency in female

The mystique a volition takes