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 I come from a long line of liars. Don’t believe that. I come from a short stock of thieves. That part may be true. My father was a safecracker in Idaho. “Why Idaho?” I asked him. Less competition. “Isn’t that ‘cause there’s less of value?” Why are you always so negative, Son? “Ever since Mom died in the accident, you’ve been a real prick; I wish you weren’t my father.” Sit down. There are some things you should know.
(Forthcoming in Flywheel Magazine.)


About Daniel Romo

Author of Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press, 2019), When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

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