BooksFebruary 23, 2018

The Friday Poem: ‘Brothers’ by Sam Hunt


New verse by Kaipara writer Sam Hunt.


My eldest brother

the Atheist

died Waitangi Day.


No word from him

no sign in

vision or dream.


He’s gone and

gone for good

like he said he would.


My other

brother, Jonathan,

may he finds what he lives for


a Catholic hereafter

and may he maybe

put in a word for me


his young brother…

forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive each other.


Sam Hunt, 2018

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