We Never Met In the Middle

by Matt Lydon

I could never have been called the best brother in the world, but it still hurts a little. Knowing that both your sisters mostly want nothing to do with you gets a guy down. There's not even a good reason or event we could pinpoint as our relationships' collapse. Just three personalities, drifting along that sometimes swirl and eddy around each other, as tides of family rip, swell, and ebb around us. Some of my friends suggest I can fix that damage, but at this point, why bother? Everyone has to want to.


Matt Lydon is a pre-service teacher and writer living near Philadelphia, PA. He usually writes here.