pink turtle

by D.T. Robbins


You gave me your stuffed

pink turtle to remember you


I was gone

for the funeral.


I took pictures of it


your grandpa, an airplane, at a Waffle House, St. Louis Cathedral.


When I got home

your mom and I told you

we were getting


Later, you asked

if the turtle




D.T. Robbins has stories in Hobart, Maudlin House, X-R-A-Y, Bending Genres, and others. He’s founding editor of Rejection Letters.





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