brother phoenix

For some of you, this poem will have great meaning.  Others may simply be confused.  I believe in allowing the reader to take from a poem what they get from it, for it has already served its writer's purpose in being written.  And so I present it to you without explanation.

brother phoenix
we have a bottle of Lorenzo's Oil
in the kitchen cabinet above the stove
tucked in a corner behind the pasta sauce and olive oil
I don't know why it's there
and not in the medicine cabinet beside the fridge
with all of the herbal supplements and ibuprofen
but anything could have happened
in the 18 years since its last use
yes, even a life unfolding

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