Todd Boss reads
Don’t Come Home
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ranks first among the worst things someone you love can say. Not even the common I hate you does the damage Don’t come home will do. You can live with I hate you, same as you live with the past. You abide it. I hate you in fact can be worth coming home to, like anything built to last. I hate you may be the mythical two in the bush the bird in the hand is worth, while Don’t come home, by contrast, is that first bird, caught bird, scared to sing its song, percussive wings held fist-fast just so long.