Downhill Triolets

1. My Dad, Sisyphus, and My Brother

The phone rings—my brother was arrested again.
Dad hangs up, gets his old blue Chevy going,

    and heads to the police station.
It’s not the first time. It’s not even the second.
No one is surprised when my brother is arrested again.
The guy fell on my knife was his one-phone-call explanation.
(He stabbed a man five times in the back is the official accusation.)

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