Mick Foley falling off a sixteen foot steel cage
seems further away now –
the teeth coming through his nostrils
harder to cheer for
because of bruises on my son’s forehead
after headbutting the fridge
when his tablet’s battery died
and a conversation about a helmet
I never thought I’d have.
Richard LeDue was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, but currently lives and teaches in Norway House, Manitoba. His poems have appeared in various publications throughout 2020, and more work is forthcoming throughout 2021. His chapbook, The Loneliest Age, was released in October 2020 from Kelsay Books.