by Kerry James Evans
I bought a crayon, a giant wax crayon
that could not break, and
on a legal pad, stenciled a house
where my family might live,
the kitchen table where we never sat,
and a window with lemons on the sill.
Kerry James Evans is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon 2013). His poems have appeared in AGNI, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.