JASON REYNOLDS

writin' and whatnot

Day 10 of 30

BRICKS Had dinner with my heroes last night

They told me there was a house outside for me an old unfinished house they had been building and bricking in for me a house that I had already proudly lived in for years

We had wine bread and fish miracle food And they insisted that I eat up

because after dinner we'd switch places finally they'd rest and I'd have to lift it a whole house of crosses and heroes and tradition

a house whose comfort I had relished in without ever thinking about all the laid bricks or the backs it had been built on