Remember when you
said that thing about
Axel Rose and heroin and how
junkies shit themselves?

I thought it was funny
because I did not understand.
I was eleven
and you just threw

the baseball cards I never
even fucking wanted
out the window, past
the church we both hated.

And you called me a faggot
like that was a bad thing, 
even after I trapped
a local girl
in the closet
where you
thought I lived.