“I always turn the radio” by Robin Merrill

off
when I stop at the
stop
sign
by the white cross
where you died

I always turn the radio
off
some sort of ceremonial
moment of silence

today
I forgot
for the first time
to turn the radio
off

I was talking
to a new friend

can you forgive me
for forgetting
to turn the radio
off
and also
for living

“I always turn the radio” by Robin Merrill from Laundry and Stories © Moon Pie Press