Drinking Coffee on a Friday Eveninghttps://barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/E1304487-2674-40A6-B047-CAD94F48258A-e1549341162470.jpeg19201440Stephen BriseñoStephen Briseñohttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/f0cdd9a7e918ef4563a4e0081bf575d4?s=96&d=mm&r=g
It’s a strange thought
that when you die
your hair stops with your body.
Your fingernails too.
It’s not just a not-breathing
that happens, but a not-growing.
And I can’t decide which is more tragic:
to no longer be a sail
or to no longer be a garden.
Stephen Briseño is a poet, photographer, and middle school English teacher. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Memoir Mixtapes, 8Poems, formercactus, Bone & Ink Press, and Right Hand Pointing. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and daughter, where you can usually find them lounging at a coffee shop.