It goes without saying

Jason W. McGlone

You don’t count on ever

having to explain to your
          10-year-old that you can see
her depression peeking through
          the curtains,

that you recognize
          its face because it’s the spitting
image of your own 

unwelcome companion.

Jason W. McGlone‘s work has appeared in Potluck Magazine, The Metaworker, Sledgehammer Lit, Imperial Death Cult, and is forthcoming in The Orchards Poetry Journal. He makes music under the name Mourning Oars, holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, and lives in Cincinnati with his family.