Dan Leach: Fist Fight with Older Sibling

blood back then
tasted like pennies

it was only red
in your mouth

once dried
on your shirt

it looked brown
as any mud

closer in color
to your brother’s hair

you are remembered

as the one
who always lost

hate it but
remember anyway

how closely love
walked with cruelty

how when they said
stay down

they meant
the opposite

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