The butler carried me away, plates still steaming. It was raining. I fought like a child.
He stood by the door, a rat watching another rat. I slunk
through the gate. I walked far, imagining dark which anchors shame. [End Page 102]
Jacob Oet a senior at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. Jacob’s poetry appears in or is forthcoming from Yemassee, Radioactive Moat, Straylight, Moonshot, and Palooka, among others. His awards include the 2011 Younkin-Rivera Poetry Prize and the 2011 Ohioana Robert Fox Award. Jacob’s first chapbook, Metamorphosis, is forthcoming in 2012 from Kattywompus Press.