Leo says something & she’s in Salem. The second sentence is a Saturday, Leo knows, & it’s going to get better, Leo hopes. Leo sits in the dark watching the rain pelt the windows. Leo didn’t work out today but he always calls his mother. Leo sleeps, he sucks it the fuck up & drools, he dreams things he can’t quite recall; his heart tells him it’s his lately. Leo wakes. Leo wants to do whatever it takes to be himself.
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.