Things That Happened Once · Scott Silsbe

I remember there was this one night
that my father sang Tina Turner’s
“What’s Love Got To Do With It”
at Nico’s Recovery Room karaoke.
He sang it so quietly into the mic,
I had to run up there to help him,
making the song a father-son duet.


Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and grew up down the river from there. He now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and have been collected in the three books: Unattended Fire (2012), The River Underneath the City (2013), and Muskrat Friday Dinner (2017). He is also an assistant editor at Low Ghost Press.