Potential Energy

Peter LaBerge


It lies in everything like sons who hide behind porch screens and yell to fathers about dermatology and astrophysics kneading the different attractions they feel deep into silent fibers of bathroom carpets because fathers can feel like this to sons every now and again and it is true that sons can sense attractions receding into tree lines but what is more true is the evening dressed in a simple starry frock rising to greet the son and husband she watches through her cracked bedroom door