Yesterday’s News

by Brad Bennett and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Tandem 1:2, October 2021, page 68. Originally written 14 September 2020 via Zoom.

first day of school

construction paper

in rainbow order Brad

a box in dad’s study

of unused carbon paper Michael

harvest moon

each honey crisp apple

wrapped in tissue paper Brad

sandpaper glinting

in the toolshed

late-autumn sun Michael

under all that paint

somebody’s wallpaper Brad

fish and chips

warming my hands

with yesterday’s newspaper Michael