pink turtle


by D.T. Robbins


 

You gave me your stuffed

pink turtle to remember you

while

I was gone

for the funeral.

 

I took pictures of it

with

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

 

When I got home

your mom and I told you

we were getting

divorced.

Later, you asked

if the turtle

helped.

 


 

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