TALENT
Jack Little


“You won’t believe me, Miss,”
he said. “My talent is
injecting insulin.” He wiped his
grandpa’s brow with cold cloths,
cooked for mother arriving past ten.
 
When bedtime came, and the clock
was chock-full with minutes,
his homework book remained in his bag
as he dreamt of being tucked in at night,
an “A” star in maths, and sliding the needle
 
in the nook between muscle and vein.

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JACK LITTLE (b. 1987) is a British-Mexican poet, translator and editor based in Mexico City. He has been published most recently in Wasafiri, Under the Radar and The Wolf. His first pamphlet 'Elsewhere' was published by Eyewear in August 2015 and he is the founding editor of The Ofi Press. www.ofipress.com