JOSHUA R. HELMS AND MATTHEW MAHANEY
FROM THIS IS EASIER TO PICTURE
I have a headache as wide as the northern
lights right now. My forehead spread
nailed at the ends of a two by four
that hangs on the outer wall. Your doctor
doesn't make house calls. You
carry me plank and all into the bathroom
and lay me down on the cold tile.
Removing the nails should be easy
you say with your steady
hands wrapped around a hammer
and my arm. I am good at holding
still. I am good at waiting.