Michael Pearce | The Sun Magazine

Michael Pearce


Michael Pearce’s first collection of poems, Santa Lucia by Starlight, is forthcoming. He lives in Oakland, California, and when there isn’t a pandemic going on, he plays saxophone in the Bay Area band Highwater Blues.

— From April 2021

My Father Got Beat

My father got beat / but he never beat me. / His skinny frame would tighten up, / he’d start to shake with a seething rage / at my errors, my arrogance, / he’d clench his bony fingers and say / “I’ll sock ya” but he never did.

April 2021
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