Bring Prudence


Max Phillips

When Max Phillips came over,
he wore his keds all around the house.
Mom asked if we wanted milk,
and we said sure and thank you
and do you like your classes.

I showed him the birdhouse
and the scar above my knee.
Then we watched The Sound of Music,
and he never came back.

Sometimes I see a black coat floating,
other times I’m alone.