lineage 2

by dm gillis


zeppelins rise over the city my
grandfather watches

his town is rich young and dirty
grandfather is horny
has shit for brains he
fights in alleys
drinks screech
beats my grandmother

he will go to war
be the bottle’s apprentice
abandon his children

I meet him only once
Christmas 1968 when
he gives me $5 American and
escapes through a hole in the holiday
with decorum and light