The Big World
The boy stands next to the man at the urinal.
Hung open against the wall
Shivering against the cold porcelain.
His father is huge.
The man on the other side is all darkness and hair,
And the boy tries for a better look,
but his father says, “Pay attention
to your own business.”
The boy fingers his puniness.
His large eyes deflate to a tense squint
and he wishes he was alone
happily making rivers into the bowl at home.