new nursing home LPN · Luke Kuzmish

"I haven't cried
yet"
Breeann said

Lenny's daughter
holding my
week old son

describing her
first
post-mortem care

a fresh LPN
wearing a Mickey Mouse
hoodie

"the hardest part —
— it's not dead bodies
that bother me
it's going from
caring for the person
to
washing them up"

she opened the window
to let
his spirit out

god bless
girls
with
aspirations


Luke Kuzmish is a new father, recovering addict, software developer, and writer from Erie, Pennsylvania. His poetry has been featured by Poets' Hall Press, Beatnik Cowboy, Transcendent Zero Press, Rye Whiskey Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, and Dope Fiend Daily. His latest collection, Little Hollywood, was published by Alien Buddha Press in 2018.