Lawrence Kaplun’s poems have appeared in the Gay & Lesbian Review, Sonora Review, and Toad. He’s from California, and currently lives in New York City.
I was my father’s confidante. I was a child so I didn’t understand what he told me. But the goal was just to listen. We shared a birthmark. I have it near my left ear. Sometimes he took me to McDonalds where we shared a plastic booth. I asked, how are you, like a friend. […]