Sugar Tobey

Midnight in Brooklyn

Mike the supers’ wife died a few months
before I moved into the building
I miss her a lot he said they were very close

I saw the muddy shovel by the back steps
You doing some work around the building
Mike gave me a funny look through his cigar smoke

the dog just died he said she loved that dog
she wanted it buried with her
so I took care of it

Mike had broken into the cemetery
up the block sometime after midnight
dug a hole and buried the dog next to his wife

I admire you Mike I told him you got guts
he gave me that look through the smoke again
man you know you love somebody right

Sugar Tobey was born in Coney Island, Brooklyn. He received a degree from the School of Visual Art in Manhattan and now lives in NYC above a pizza parlor.