Leo’s mother was born on September 23, 1959. Leo doesn’t have an answer for his thumbs: the way they wait at the bus stop curled out—the way he climbed out of her, the way she would’ve said something, maybe, about a bunch of cells related to being nowhere, & beneath the breath of strangers. Leo was born sometime somewhere in someplace on some date—Leo wants you to read his mind.
Parker Tettleton is a Leo, a vegan, a resident of Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of the grocery-shopping-themed collection Greens (Thunderclap Press, 2012) as well as the chapbooks Same Opposite (Thunderclap Press, 2010) & Ours Mine Yours (Pity Milk Press, 2014). More or less is here.