It was light gray.
         My father was the mayor.
         I never wanted him to die.
         You would have loved my dad.
         He would have bought you a drink.
         He would have brushed up against your tits.
         Exactly the type of man who gets things done.
         Help me Help me Help me
         Milwaukee to remember him
         in his suit in our backyard 1973.
STEVE LANGAN is the author of Meet Me at the Happy Bar, Notes on Exile and Other Poems, and Freezing. He lives in Omaha and on Cliff Island, Maine.