Four in the morning.

Little bud across the hall

is shouting 


from his crib,

static on the Vivaldi

in my nearly snuffed dream where

a hall of doors

open and shut in unison.

The subtitles are Arabic,

the connection hot-wired

from my neighbor’s apartment.

Behind my couch the line grows

through the wall to watch

the training video, a collection

of scruffy-necked slims

who believe fatherhood,

with its weed & binkies,

is something

that can be taught.

KG Newman

KG Newman is a Colorado native who works by day as a sports writer for The Denver Post. His first two poetry collections, While Dreaming of Diamonds in Wintertime and Selfish Never Get Their Own, are available on Amazon. The Arizona State University graduate is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP.

Contributions by KG Newman