The Dead Sidekick (with apologies to William Carlos Williams)

by Lon Prater

so much depends

a dead side

braised with flame

beside the white

Lon Prater is the lucky father of two smart girls, a stunt kite flyer and a writer of odd little tales. Find out more at his website. When asked to name his favourite fruit, he replied, "a juicy Florida orange will always rock my socks. Flamboyantly dressed and as tart as it is sweet... Now that's a fruit I can identify with!"

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