Michael Mercurio is a recent graduate of Lesley University’s low-residency
MFA program. His work has appeared in the Indianapolis Review and poems2go.
He lives in Northampton, MA, with his wife and two Miniature Schnauzers.
He can also be found online at poetmercurio.com.
About the poem:
“Monster” is a loving tribute to the first-born son of my best friends, and a
recognition that everything about our relationship has changed.