All of this a lie, because you can’t remember the apple tree,
so it was never there, and I was never there, and
and I am just like my father, a liar who remembers things
that never happened, never were, in those spans of years
Kris Bigalk is the author of the poetry collection Repeat the Flesh in Numbers (NYQ Books, 2012); her work has recently appeared in The Blue Earth Review and Revolver, and is forthcoming in The Paper Nautilus. She directs the creative writing program at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.