For Kevin

I met Kevin at the a & a meeting

The Judge sentenced me to

After the hood of my car

Hit a pedestrian pole

Karate chopped in two

Kevin wore shorts all-year-round—homeless
He spoons with a man for a place to sleep

Who claims eighteen years

Of sobriety

And snorts Wellbutrin

Now Kev lives in a laundry room

When you’re peeled

You feel like soap

Kevin and I were peeling off