In a different world, you aren’t my brother.
And I stumble into life alone.
Empty sheets form nights without moon,
And missed conversations burn in my throat.
But that world can’t be so bad,
Because in it, you didn’t leave.
You were never tossed to sea
With heavy nights blanketed in cloud.
Water didn’t churn beneath the ship whose name
I never learned to hate.
And I never waited by the window,
Where friendship seeps into memory,
Beneath a hope for the moon to shine again.
Gavin Cross is currently a senior majoring in English creative writing with a minor in Psychology. He was published in the 2009 issue of the Sequoya Review and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta. A book that Gavin recommends is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Q: If you could be a character from any book, who would you be? A: Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.