just in case

by Tim Genovesi

Last night, I dreamed

my dead dad

kicked in my front door.

Without a word,

he shot me 

in the head,

and that was it

for me.

 

Today, I put a trigger

lock on the gun

he gave me 

for Christmas 

five years ago,

and I threw the keys

off an overpass,

About the Author

Tim Genovesi is an OK web developer, a helicopter dog dad, a poor gardener, and a recent shut in, though not always in that order. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English / Creative Writing from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.