Undertow

There’s a boy I know
or maybe not
who asked why
 
join a team
or go to a dance
and I said
 
that’s what kids do…
 
Did you?
 
then I said let’s drive
to the pier and
swim in the waves
 
The wind was from
the northwest.

 
 
Thomas J. Erickson

Thomas J. Erickson

Thomas J. Erickson is an attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His chapbook, The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom was published in 2013 by Parallel Press (University of Wisconsin Libraries) and his book, The Biology of Consciousness was published in 2016 by Pebblebrook Press.