Treasure Island

Michael Maguire

(Arlington MA)

Poems of Michael Maguire

1. Shelter From The Storm 8/22/2013
2. The Great Dictator 8/16/2013

Shelter From The Storm

Junior High was a rough time
My mother would stop taking her medication for schizophrenia
at the end of the summer every year
and go psychotic in the fall like clockwork

Year after year this would happen
She would lock me out of the house at night
I had to take the unscrew the deadbolt on the porch door on the second floor
and climb up to get in

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