The light is still on and I don’t have the energy to lift myself and reach for the switch. It’s been this way since we bought our dog, Bummer, who brought it’s bed up on the night stand table and only left it when he relieved himself or needed nourishment. It would sleep until early afternoon and just sit under the glow of the lamp until my brother and I had long fallen asleep. Norton believes the dogs trying to prove something, but I refuse to believe Bummer’s more than a simple dog. The doctors say my brother's brain is slowing disintegrating, which is why we’re sharing a room now. Read more »
Life swirled around Harry and Doug
with such an eloquence
and suddenly all those endeavors
conducting various jobs
Harry and Doug had two portraits
brazenly affixed to the wall
directly above their juvenile twin-sized beds.
Harry liked Doug’s better,
because Doug looked younger. Doug liked Harry’s better,
because it really accentuated his features.
They relentlessly fought many sleepless nights
over those two paintings
that could’ve been mistaken to be exactly alike.
Or maybe one of them is really better. Read more »
This is a picture of two brothers who lived most of their lives on Monhegan Island, Maine (Photographer: Amy Toensing, 1999)
Write a story from the perspective of one of the brothers, or both, or the dog. Who are the portraits of? Use details in the photo as clues. Have fun. (click read more for the actual caption; but feel free to make everything up!)
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